I am not I

Unbekannter Fotograf, "Espejo"
Unbekannter Fotograf, „Espejo“

I am not I.

                   I am this one
walking beside me whom I do not see,
whom at times I manage to visit,
and whom at other times I forget;
who remains calm and silent while I talk,
and forgives, gently, when I hate,
who walks where I am not,
who will remain standing when I die.
Juan Ramón Jiménez
(übersetzt von Robert Bly)