Of the rose

9 06 2010

Poema LXIV

De amar mucho tienes
la palabra que persuade,
la mirada que vence
y que turba…

De amar mucho
dejas en torno tuyo,
y el que pasa cerca
y se huele el
perfume en el pecho,
viene a creer que
tiene la rosa dentro…

-Dulce Maria Loynaz

(Of loving you very much have
The word that persuades,
The gaze that conquers
And troubles…

Of loving you have
Much surrounding you,
And he who passes by closely
And smells the perfume in the chest,
Comes to believe that
It has a rose within.)



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