That Evening (English + Catalan versions)

Sunset SF


That evening I sat

on a stone bench

gazing at the evening sun

over the peaceful ocean.

Birds flew across the sky

sun reflected on the water.

I sensed everything.

Closed my eyes

felt the breeze

filling my soul.

Gazed at the sun again

and hoped one day

it would dry my open wounds.

The sun set magestic

the sky slowly turned red

like the wounds you inflicted

on me.


There was no other way.

It was meant to be.

I shall stare at the sun

and thus hope

my still open wounds

will heal with the passing

of time.


CATALÀ: Aquell vespre

Aquell vespre em vaig asseure
en un banc de pedra
contemplant el sol de la tarda
sobre l’oceà pacífic.
Els ocells volaven pel cel,
el sol reflectit a l’aigua.
Vaig sentir-ho tot.
Amb els ulls tancats
sentia la brisa
omplint la meva ànima.
Vaig contemplar de nou el sol
i vaig esperar que un dia
m’assecaria les ferides obertes.
El sol es va pondre, magestuós,
el cel es tornà vermell
com les ferides que vas infligir
en mi.
Sense voler.
No hi havia altra opció.
Havia de ser així.
Contemplaré el sol
i d’aquesta manera esperaré
que les meves ferides encara obertes
es curin amb el pas
del temps.


© May 2018 Marta Pombo Sallés

38 thoughts on “That Evening (English + Catalan versions)

  1. An evening that was set to heal looks so beautiful in the image too.
    The same old Sun brings everywhere its effect on everyone.
    You have brought the nature into your lines so eloquently in two languages.

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  2. “Gazed at the sun again
    and hoped one day
    it would dry my open wounds.” — this is beautiful.
    Y gracias por tu comentario bueno por agradecer mi comentario en el blog Mavdi. Estoy descubriendo tu blog y me encanta. Gracias. Kenza. (y por si el castellano te sorprende, soy mexicana… un abrazo!)

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    1. Muchas gracias, Kenza. 😊 Me alegro mucho de que te guste. Voy a mirar tu blog ahora. I just prefer to use English because the majority of my blog followers are English speakers and so it becomes our common language.


  3. I loved Barcelona when I went there. Totally my vibe. Would love to visit. Hey do you have instagram? @alicethewondrous if you do. We can DM. This is sad. The landscape is beautiful but the feeling is of pain that does not heal. The wait. For healing. The wait. 👏💞👏👏🖤

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    1. Yes, the wait. You have perceived the poem as it exactly is. I do not have instagram. If you ever come back to Barcelona I’d be great to meet you in person. I don’t know what DM means (English is my third language!)

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