El alba / Fernando Paz Castillo


Today’s dawn
has been very beautiful.

I glimpsed
in the clear
morning shine
an unexpected awakening.

God bless this hour,
in which I’ve felt, something new,
like a hidden reflection
in the fog:
like a bit of sun in my consciousness.

God bless this hour
that will make me have —that’s what I hope—
a beautiful day.

A day of youth
amid familiar voices.

God bless this hour
that has given me the fervor of dawn
to keep living among men.

Because one minute
full of God’s grace
is enough
to resist so many things
that surprise us despite the years!

Encuentros (1980)

{ Fernando Paz Castillo, Poesía, Caracas: Biblioteca Ayacucho, 1986 }

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