Distant it is this peace that lights the evening
among the still waters of the sleepy lake.
The light of the auguries
floods the plains.
Birth of a vague desire
to be like the grass in the meadows,
humble and deep-rooted
to the dream of the land.
What a slow flow of time away!
On the banks of the pond the road stops
To hear how they sing the wind and a goldfinch.
(From "The wind and the word")
José Verón Gormaz is an Aragonese poet and photographer, born in Calatayud, Zaragoza. "The wind and the word" is one of his best books of poetry.