by Federico García Lorca (1898 - 1936)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Murió al amanecer
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Noche de cuatro lunas
y un solo árbol,
con una sola sombra
y un solo pájaro.

Busco en mi carne las
huellas de tus labios.
El manantial besa al viento
sin tocarlo.

Llevo el No que me diste,
en la palma de la mano,
como un limón de cera
casi blanco.

Noche de cuatro lunas
y un solo árbol.
En la punta de una aguja
está mi amor ¡girando!

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Mort à l'aube
Language: French (Français)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Nuit de quatre lunes
Et d'un seul arbre,
avec une seule ombre
et un seul oiseau.

Je cherche sur ma chair
Les traces de tes lèvres.
La source baise le vent
sans le toucher.

Je porte le Non que tu m'as dit
dans la paume de la main,
comme un citron en cire
presque blanc.

Nuit de quatre lunes
et d'un seul arbre.
À la pointe d'une aiguille
est mon amour qui tourne !

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Text added to the website: 2015-12-25 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-12-25 17:27:03
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Word count: 74