Leave the doors open

by

Juan Ramon Jimenez


Leave the doors open

tonight, in case he

who is dead

wishes, tonight, to come.

Let all be open,

to see if we look

like his body; to see if we are something

of his soul, being

delivered over to space;

to see if the great infinite

will throw us something, infusing us

with ourselves; if we may die

a little here; and there, in him

we may live a little.

Open

the whole house, as if

his body were laid out

in the blue night

with us like blood

and the stars for flowers.



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