La Asunción de Maria

15 08 2009


En turquesadas nubes y celajes
están en los alcázares impirios
con blancas hachas y con blancos cirios
del sacro Dios los soberanos pajes.

Humean de mil suertes y linajes
entre amaranto y plateados lirios
inciensos indios y pebetes sirios
sobre alfombras de lazos y follajes.

Por manto el Sol, la Luna por chapines,
llegó la Virgen a la impiria sala,
visita que esperaba el Cielo tanto.

Echáronse a sus pies los serafines,
cantáronle los ángeles la gala
y sentóla a su lado el Verbo santo.

-Pedro de Espinosa

In turquoise clouds and perilous heights,
Imperial castles reigned above the ages,
With purest candles and horns ivory white,
And all sovereigns of God’s earth as her pages-

A thousand lines and fates are exhaled
Between amanth and brightly silvered lilies,
Indian incense and Syrian aromas trail
Past woven carpets and the canopy of trees-

As a cloak the sun, and the moon at her feet,
The Virgin arrived in the imperial room,
An entrance that the heavens fondly greeted.

The seraphim thrown down as if defeated,
The angels unleashed a triumphant tune,
As the Holy Word at His side had her seated.



One response

16 08 2009
Andrew Cottrill

This is absolutely beautiful.

I’ve added a link to your blog from mine, I hope that’s alright.

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