L’ARBRE INCANDESCENT / THE INCANDESCENT TREE (JOAN VINYOLI)

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Original Català

Hem caminat solcuits per graves remorejants,
hem flairat els matins de vent salobre i d’espígol,
hem tocat els vermells enfervorits del vespre,
hem ressonat com cisternes buides
que es van omplint amb aigua de pluges ancestrals.

Hem explorat, hem descobert escales
molt dretes, de cargol, les hem pujat; a cada
graó perdent-nos per un altre temps,
cap a renéixer.

Hem arribat a dalt
del campanar: penjant-nos de les cordes,
hem tocat a destemps. Hem afollat les òlibes
i d’altres aus.
Hem travessat les nits
plenes d’espai, obertes, hem mirat abismes,
profunditats transparents.
Hem penetrat en coves de cristall de roca.

Un àgil foc se’ns entortolliga
com una serp per tot el cos i fa
de tu i de mi un sol arbre incandescent,
impropi de la terra.

 

Traducció a l’anglès – English Translation

We have walked sunburned on rustling gravels,
we have smelled dawns of salty wind and lavender,
we have touched the fervent crimson of the evening,
we have resounded like empty cisterns
that are being filled with water from ancestral rains.

We have explored, have discovered stairs
very erect, spiral, we have climbed them; at each
step getting lost in another time,
towards being reborn.

We have come to the top
of the bell tower: hanging from the ropes,
we have caused to toll untimely. We have scared the owls
and other birds out of their nests.
We have crossed nights
full of space, open, we have stared at abysses,
transparent depths.
We have penetrated into caves of crystal rock.

A brisk fire coils round
our whole body, like a snake, and forms,
out of you and me, a single incandescent tree,
inappropriate for the land.

 

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