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Muerte de la petenera

Language: Spanish (Español)

En la casa blanca muere
la perdición de los hombres. 

Cien jacas caracolean.
Sus jinetes están muertos. 

Bajo las estremecidas
estrellas de los velones,
su falda de moaré tiembla
entre sus muslos de cobre. 

Cien jacas caracolean.
Sus jinetes están muertos. 

Largas sombras afiladas
vienen del turbio horizonte,
y el bordón de una guitarra
se rompe. 

Cien jacas caracolean.
Sus jinetes están muertos.

Translation(s): FRE GER

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Enrique Beck (1904 - 1974) , copyright © FRE by Hermann Reutter.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Mort de la petenera", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2013-06-30.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:15
Line count: 16
Word count: 63

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Mort de la petenera

Language: French (Français) after the Spanish (Español)

Dans la maison blanche meurt
la perdition des hommes.

Cent juments caracolent
Leurs cavaliers sont morts.

Et sous les tremblantes
étoiles des bougies,
sa jupe moirée tremble
entre ses cuisses de cuivre.

Cent juments caracolent.
Leurs cavaliers sont morts.

De longues ombres effilées
viennent du trouble horizon
et le bourdon d'une guitare
se rompt.

Cent juments caracolent.
Leurs cavaliers sont morts.

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Note : la petenera est un type de chant flamenco.


  • Translation from Spanish (Español) to French (Français) copyright © 2016 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2016-01-20.
Last modified: 2016-01-20 11:08:39
Line count: 16
Word count: 61