10 LYRICS BY LORCA: 9 DARK DOVES


Casida de las Palomas Oscuras                 Dark Doves

Por las ramas del laurel                                       For the branches of the laurel
vi dos palomas oscuras.                                       a pair of dark doves.
La una era el sol                                                  The one was the sun                                          
la otra la luna.                                                      the other the moon.
“Vecinitas”, les dije:                                             “Hey kiddos,” I said,
“Donde esta mi sepultura?”                                 “Where’s my grave?”
“En mi cola,” dijo el sol.                                      “In my tail,” said the sun.
“En mi garganta,” dijo la luna.                            “In my gullet,” said the moon.
Y yo que estaba caminando                                 And I strolled, girdled
con la tierra por la cintura                                  by the earth, and saw
vi dos aguilas de nieve                                         two snowy eagles
y una muchacha desnuda.                                   and a naked lass.
La una era la otra                                                The one was the other
y la muchacha era ninguna.                                and the lass was not either.
“Aguilitas”, les dije:                                              “Little eagles,” I said,
“Donde esta mi sepultura?”                                 “Where’s my grave?”                             
“En mi cola,” dijo el sol.                                       “In my tail,” said the sun.                                    
“En mi garganta,”dijo la luna.                              “In my gullet,” said the moon.                               
Por las ramas del laurel                                       For the branches of the laurel                               
vi dos palomas desnudas.                                     a pair of bare doves.                                    
La una era la otra                                                 The one was the other                                                 
y las dos eran ninguna.                                        and the two were not either.



 

Posted on July 30th, 2020

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