Not the Perfect Song – by Joan Vinyoli

Not the perfect song but the cry
invoking God is necessary,
costly, not as the eagle
in which our hearts suffice to lift its wings.
With eyes aflame one must enter
into the night of mystery,
for the secret, as the air
that hits your eyes, goes deep within your heart.

Joan Vinyoli (1914-1984)

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Original Catalan text

‘No La Canço Perfecta’ – per Joan Vinyoli

No la cançó perfecta sinó el crit
que invoca Déu és necessari,
car no com l’àliga en té prou
el nostre cor amb moure bé les ales.
Amb ulls encesos cal entrar
dins la nit del misteri,
perquè el secret, així com l’aire
que bat als ulls, penetri fins al cor.

(Text sourced from http://lletra.uoc.edu/especials/folch/vinyoli.htm)

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