Tag: Medieval

Sestina

I have come, alas, to the great circle of shadow,
To the short day and to the whitening hills,
When the colour is all lost from the grass,
Though my desire will not lose its green,
So rooted is it in this hardest stone,
That speaks and feels as though it were a woman.

And likewise this heaven-born woman
Stays frozen, like the snow in shadow,
And is unmoved, or moved like a stone,
By the sweet season that warms all the hills,
And makes them alter from pure white to green,
So as to clothe them with the flowers and grass.

When her head wears a crown of grass
She draws the mind from any other woman,
Because she blends her gold hair with the green
So well that Amor lingers in their shadow,
He who fastens me in these low hills,
More certainly than lime fastens stone.

Her beauty has more virtue than rare stone.
The wound she gives cannot be healed with grass,
Since I have travelled, through the plains and hills,
To find my release from such a woman,
Yet from her light had never a shadow
Thrown on me, by hill, wall, or leaves’ green.

I have seen her walk all dressed in green,
So formed she would have sparked love in a stone,
That love I bear for her very shadow,
So that I wished her, in those fields of grass,
As much in love as ever yet was woman,
Closed around by all the highest hills.

The rivers will flow upwards to the hills
Before this wood, that is so soft and green,
Takes fire, as might ever lovely woman,
For me, who would choose to sleep on stone,
All my life, and go eating grass,
Only to gaze at where her clothes cast shadow.

Whenever the hills cast blackest shadow,
With her sweet green, the lovely woman
Hides it, as a man hides stone in grass.

*by Dante Alighieri

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Someday I`ll learn to love these scars still fresh from the red-hot blade of your words

Finally the hills are without eyes
They are tired of painting a dead man’s face
red with their own blood

They used to love having so much to lose
Blink your eyes just once and see everything in ruins

[Chorus:]
Did you ever hear what I told you?
Did you ever read what I wrote you?
Did you ever listen to what we played?
Did you ever let in what the world said?
Did we get this far just to feel your hate?
Did we play to become only pawns in the game?
How blind can you be, don’t you see?
You chose the long road, but we’ll be waiting

Bye bye, beautiful

Jacob`s ghost for the girl in white
Blindfold for the blind
Dead Siblings walking the dying Earth

Noose around a choking heart
Eternity torn apart
Slow toll now the funeral bells

“I need to die to feel alive”

[Chorus]

Bye bye, beautiful

It’s not the tree that forsakes the flower
But the flower that forsakes the tree
Someday I`ll learn to love these scars
Still fresh from the red-hot blade of your words

How blind can you be, don’t you see?
That the gambler lost all he does not have…

[Chorus]

Bye bye, beautiful

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La Reina

Yo te he nombrado reina.
Hay más altas que tú, más altas.
Hay más puras que tú, más puras.
Hay más bellas que tú, hay más bellas.
Pero tú eres la reina.

Cuando vas por las calles
nadie te reconoce.
Nadie ve tu corona de cristal, nadie mira
la alfombra de oro rojo
que pisas donde pasas,
la alfombra que no existe.

Y cuando asomas
suenan todos los ríos
en mi cuerpo, sacuden
el cielo las campanas,
y un himno llena el mundo.

Sólo tú y yo,
sólo tú y yo, amor mío,
lo escuchamos.

English translation:

I have named you queen.
There are taller ones than you, taller.
There are purer ones than you, purer.
There are lovelier than you, lovelier.

But you are the queen.

When you go through the streets
no one recognizes you.
No one sees your crystal crown, no one looks
at the carpet of red gold
that you tread as you pass,
the nonexistent carpet.

And when you appear
all the rivers sound
in my body, bells
shake the sky,
and a hymn fills the world.

Only you and I,
only you and I, my love,
listen to it.   

by Pablo Neruda

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