The Penguin Book of Spanish Verse

'You have darkish eyes. Gleams there that promise darkness'. Spanish poetry is superb in its richness and diversity. This anthology covers the 2 nice flowerings of Spanish verse: the 1st, which lasted to the top of the 17th century, and moment, from the mid-nineteenth century throughout the Spanish Civil warfare, to the current. This 3rd version has been revised to symbolize extra totally the poetry of resistance that emerged in the course of the Franco years, giving more room to older poets resembling Jorge Guillén and the nice survivor of the Lorca new release and Nobel Prize winner Vicente Aleixandre, in addition to a few extra modern poets who've cast a brand new period in Spanish poetry. This version additionally comprises an advent discussing the heritage and international value of Spanish poetry. 'No physique of lyrical poetry is so heavily under-estimated through British readers because the Spanish' - J. M. Cohen. This ebook is translated and edited with an creation by way of J. M. Cohen.

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Tú, virgen, triumphas del triumpho, triunphante e glorïoso premio de los angeles palma: assí non yerra quien de ti se ampara e te cuenta del cuento dominante de los sanctos, o sancta sacra e alma; pues hora ora seasoned me, beata Clara. In compliment of Santa Clara the Virgin CLARA (shining) in identify and works and advantage, moon of Assisi and daughter of Ortulana, version and salvation of holy ladies, between widows sole and ultimate: precept of exalted goodness, and persevering formative years, and fountain from which humble poverty springs, and bolt pushed domestic, so much necessary sister of the seraphic sunlight. You triumph, virgin, effective on your triumph and beneficial palm of victory. So not anyone strays who takes shelter with you, and counts you one of the ruling variety of the saints, o holy and loved saint. hence, pray for me now, blessed Clara. Villancico a unas tres fijas suyas POR una gentil floresta de lindas flores e rosas, vide tres damas fermosas que de amores han recuesta. Yo, con voluntad muy presta, me llegué a conoscellas; començó los angeles una de ellas esta canción tan honesta: «Aguardan a mí: nunca stories guardas vi». Por mirar su fermosura destas tres gentiles damas, yo cobríme de las ramas, metíme so l. a. verdura. l. a. otra con grand tristura començó de sospirar e dezir este cantar con muy honesta mesura: «La niña que amores ha, sola ¿cómo dormirá? » Por non les fazer turbança non quise ir más adelante. A las que con ordenança cantavan tan consonante, los angeles otra con buen semblante dixo: «Señoras de estado, pues las dos avéis cantado, a mí conviene que cante»: «Dejadlo al villano pene; véngueme Dios delle». Desque ya hovieron cantado estas señoras que digo, yo salí desconsolado, como domestic sin abrigo. Ellas dixeron: «Amigo, non sois vos el que buscamos mas cantad, pues que cantamos:» «Sospirando iva l. a. niña e non por mí, que yo bien se lo entendí. » Carol to 3 of his Daughters IN an enthralling meadow of dainty flora and roses, I observed 3 attractive girls who have been looking for love. With speedy goodwill I went to greet them. certainly one of them started to sing this very chaste tune: ‘They are looking ahead to me: such guards by no means did I see’. to work out the wonderful thing about those 3 fascinating girls, I lined myself with the branches and received down at the grass. the second one started to sigh such a lot unfortunately, and with such a lot chaste restraint to sing this music: ‘The woman who's in love, how shall she sleep on my own? ’ in order to not disturb them, i didn't care to move closer. stated the 3rd with a lovely face to people who had sung in such concord: ‘Since you , exalted girls, have sung, it truly is correct that I may still sing: allow the wretch be punished; may perhaps God avenge me on him. ’ once they had sung, those women i'm talking of, I emerged unfortunately, like a shelterless guy. They stated: ‘Friend, it's not you we're looking. yet sing due to the fact that we've got sung’: ‘The lady handed sighing, yet no longer for me, as I knew too good.

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