by Jorge Manrique (1440 - 1479)
Translation © by Lawrence Sisk

No tardes, muerte, que muero
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG
No tardes, muerte, que muero;
ven, porque biva contigo;
quiéreme, pues que te quiero,
que con tu venida espero
no tener guerra comigo.

Remedio de alegre vida
no lo ay por ningún medio,
porque mi grave herida
es de tal parte venida
que eres tú solo remedio.

Ven aquí, pues ya que muero;
búscame, pues que te sigo; 
quiéreme, pues que te quiero,
y con tu venida espero
no tener guerra comigo

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Don't delay, death
Language: English  after the Spanish (Español) 
  Don't delay, death;
  come that I may live with you;
  love me, for I love you; 
  for with your arrival I hope
  to have no more war within myself. 
 
  Restoration of a happy life 
  is impossible,
  because my grave wound 
  is so deep 
  that only you can heal it.
 
  Come, then, that I may die;
  seek me, that I may follow you;
  love me, for I love you;
  and with your arrival I hope 
  to have no more war within myself. 

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 15
Word count: 82