Alone I sailed.
Where will I arrive?
If the hot air balloon were lost,
on what land would it fall?
If the ship were to wreck,
it would sink in what waters?
Alone I started.
No one knows why.
But, I, yes I, know!
(Text of the poem in the original Spanish)
José María Hinojosa
Black Tulips: The Selected Poems of José María Hinojosa
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