The Penguin Book of Spanish Verse

'You have darkish eyes. Gleams there that promise darkness'. Spanish poetry is wonderful in its richness and diversity. This anthology covers the 2 nice flowerings of Spanish verse: the 1st, which lasted to the tip of the 17th century, and moment, from the mid-nineteenth century in the course of the Spanish Civil conflict, to the current. This 3rd variation has been revised to symbolize extra absolutely the poetry of resistance that emerged through the Franco years, giving extra space to older poets resembling Jorge Guillén and the nice survivor of the Lorca iteration 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 historical past and international importance of Spanish poetry. 'No physique of lyrical poetry is so heavily under-estimated by means of British readers because the Spanish' - J. M. Cohen. This booklet is translated and edited with an creation by means of J. M. Cohen.

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Cúya es aquella lanza · desde aquí l. a. veo yo? » «Tomalda, Conde, tomalda, · matadme con ella vos, que aquesta muerte, buen Conde, · bien os l. a. merezco yo. » Romance of the reasonable Maid ‘YOU are reasonable, my girl, fairer than the sun’s ray. may well I sleep tonight, unarmed and loose from worry? For it truly is seven years – convinced, seven – due to the fact I took off my armour. My flesh is blacker than a burnt coal. ’ ‘Sleep this night, sir, sleep unarmed and with no worry, for the count number has long past looking to the mountains of León. ’ ‘May his canine die of rabies and the eagles kill his falcon, and will his chestnut steed drag him domestic from the wooded area. ’ simply as they have been conversing, her husband got here domestic: ‘What are you doing, reasonable maiden, daughter of a treacherous father? ’ ‘My lord, i'm combing my hair, combing it in nice sorrow, since you have left me by myself and long gone away to the mountains. ’ ‘That solution, my woman, used to be treachery and not anything else. Whose is that horse that neighed down less than? ’ ‘My lord, it was once my father’s, and he has despatched it to you. ’ ‘Whose is that armour mendacity within the gallery? ’ ‘My lord, it was once my brother’s, and he has despatched it to you this day. ’ ‘Whose is that lance, which i will be able to see from right here? ’ ‘Take it, count number, take it, and kill me with it your self. For that demise, sturdy count number, I definitely deserve at your fingers. ’ Romance de l. a. Infantina A CAZAR va el caballero, · a cazar como solía; los perros lleva cansados, · el falcón perdido había, arrimárase a un roble, · alto es a maravilla. En una rama más alta · viera estar una infantina; cabellos de su cabeza · todo el roble cobrían. «No te espantes, caballero, · ni tengas tamaña grima, fija soy yo del buen rey · y de los angeles reina de Castilla: siete fadas me fadaron · en brazos de una ama mía, que andase los siete años, · sola en esta montiña. Hoy se cumplían los siete años · o mañana en aquel día; por Dios te ruego, caballero, · llévesme en tu compañía, si quisieres por mujer, · si no, sea por amiga. » «Esperéisme vos, señora, · hasta mañana aquel día, iré yo tomar consejo · de una madre que tenía. » l. a. niña le respondiera, · y estas palabras decía: «¡Oh mal haya el caballero · que sola deja los angeles niña! » El se va a tomar consejo, · y ella queda en l. a. montiña. Aconsejóle su madre · que l. a. tomase por amiga. Cuando volvió el caballero · no los angeles hallara en los angeles montiña; vídola que los angeles llevaban · con muy gran caballería. El caballero desque l. a. vido · en el suelo se caía; desque en sí hubo twister · estas palabras decía: «Caballero que tal pierde, · muy gran pena merecía; yo mesmo seré el alcalde, · yo me seré los angeles justicia; que le corten pies y manos · y lo arrastren por los angeles villa. » Romance of the younger Princess THE knight went out to seek, to seek as used to be his customized. He had drained his canine, and he had misplaced his falcon. He leant opposed to an oak, which was once marvellously excessive. On a really excessive department he observed a tender princess sitting: the hair of her head lined the entire oak.

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