Antonio Machado: “Lord, You Have Torn”

Lord, You Have Torn

Lord, you have torn away all that I cherish.
Once more, God, hear my heart’s elegy.
Thy will be done, Lord, and my own perish.
We are alone now, Lord: my heart and the sea.

Antonio Machado

Translated from Spanish by Paul Weinfield, © 2015
Photo by Nico Nordström
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