The Penguin Book of Spanish Verse

'You have darkish eyes. Gleams there that promise darkness'. Spanish poetry is stunning 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 in the course of the Spanish Civil conflict, to the current. This 3rd version has been revised to symbolize extra absolutely the poetry of resistance that emerged through the Franco years, giving more room to older poets akin to Jorge Guillén and the nice survivor of the Lorca iteration and Nobel Prize winner Vicente Aleixandre, in addition to a couple of extra modern poets who've cast a brand new period in Spanish poetry. This version additionally comprises an advent discussing the heritage and global importance of Spanish poetry. 'No physique of lyrical poetry is so heavily under-estimated by way 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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A lot excitement and little grief is each man’s wish. ’ Doña Endrina answered: ‘Enough, I aren't dare to do what you are saying, or what he might want. Recite not more of this litany to me now. don't press me so difficult out of hand, at the first day! ’ Des las propriedades que las dueñas chicas han QUIERO vos abreviar l. a. predicación, que siempre me pagué de pequeño sermón, e de dueña pequeña et de breve razón, ca lo poco e bien dicho finca en el corazón. Del que mucho fabla ríen, quien mucho ríe es loco; es en l. a. dueña chica amor grande e non poco; dueñas hay muy grandes que por chicas non troco, e las chicas por las grandes, non se arrepiente del troco. De las chicas que bien diga, el amor me fizo ruego, que diga de sus noblezas; yo quiero las dezir luego: dirévos de dueñas chicas, que lo avredes por juego: son frías como los angeles nieve, e arden como el fuego. Son frías de fuera, con el amor ardientes: en los angeles cama solaz, trebejo, plazenteras, rientes: en casa cuerdas, donosas, sosegadas, bien fazientes. Mucho ál falleredes, bien parad í mientes. En pequeña girgonça yaze grand resplandor, en açúcar muy poco yaze mucho dulçor, en los angeles dueña pequeña yaze muy grand amor, pocas palabras cumplen al buen entendedor. Es pequeño el grano de l. a. buena pemienta, pero más que los angeles nuez conorta e calienta; así dueña pequeña, si todo amor consienta, non ha plazer en el mundo que en ella non sienta. Como en chica rosa está mucho colour, en oro muy poco grand precio e gran valor, como en poco blasmo yaze grand buen olor, ansí en chica dueña yaze muy grand amor. Como robí pequeño tiene mucha bondat, colour, virtud e precio e noble claridad, ansí dueña pequeña tiene mucha beldat, fermosura, donaire, amor e lealtad. Chica es los angeles calandria e chico el ruiseñor, pero más dulce cantan que otra ave mayor; los angeles muger, por ser chica, por eso non es pior; con doñeo es más dulce que açúcar nin flor. Son aves pequeñuelas papagayo e orior, pero cualquier dellas es dulce gritador; adonada, fermosa, preciada cantador: bien atal es l. a. dueña pequeña con amor. De los angeles muger pequeña non hay comparación, terrenal paraíso es e consolacíon, solaz et alegría, placer et bendición: mejor es en l. a. prueva que en los angeles salutación. Siempre quis’ muger chica más que grande nin mayor, non es desaguisado del grand mal ser foidor; del mal tomar lo menos, dízelo el sabidor: por ende de las mugeres l. a. mejor es los angeles menor. Of the features of Small girls I should still wish to minimize my preaching brief for you, considering that i've got performed good with brief sermons, brief women, and brief arguments. For what's small and well-put sticks within the center. humans snigger at an excellent talker, and a very good laugher is a madman; in a brief lady there's nice love no longer small; there are very tall girls whom i wouldn't take (in trade) for brief ones; but when a guy takes brief ones for tall ones, he doesn't remorse the trade. Cupid requested me to talk good of the quick ones, and to talk in their noble features; I should still prefer to recount them now.

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