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Joan Maragall
The Boats

One by one, like virgins dancing,
the boats glide into the sea;
the sails open like wings to the sun,
and move seaward on roads
no one else knows.

Blue sky, blue sea; deserted strand
yellow with sun. . . The sea sings into your ear
as you wait the return, in splendour,
at sunset, of the first boat,
emerging aromatic from the sea.

Translated by Pearse Hutchinson
Joan Maragall, The Boats. Loughcrew et al.: The Gallery Press, 2003, p.119.
Joan Maragall
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