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

La soleá
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): FRE ITA
Vestida con mantos negros
piensa que el mundo es chiquito
y el corazón es inmenso.

Vestida con mantos negros.

Piensa que el suspiro tierno
y el grito, desaparecen
en la corriente del viento.

Vestida con mantos negros.

Se dejó el balcón abierto
y el alba por el balcón
desembocó todo el cielo.

¡Ay yayayayay,
que vestida con mantos negros! 

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Vestita con neri mantelli", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La soleá", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

Text added to the website: 2008-08-21 00:00:00
Last modified: 2016-01-09 14:04:02
Line count: 13
Word count: 60

La soleá
Language: French (Français)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Vêtue de voiles noirs
considère que le monde est petit
et le cœur immense

Vêtue de voiles noirs

Pense que le soupir tendre
et le cri disparaissent
dans le courant du vent.

Vêtue de voiles noirs

Le balcon a été laissé ouvert
et l'aube à travers le balcon
a conduit tout le ciel.

Ay ! yayayayay !
Quoi ! Vêtue de voiles noirs !

Note : La soleá est une des formes du flamenco.

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Text added to the website: 2016-01-09 00:00:00
Last modified: 2016-01-09 14:03:48
Line count: 13
Word count: 64