by Lope Felix de Vega Carpio (1562 - 1635)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Si con mis deseos
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Si con mis deseos
Los tiempos caminaran,
Al sol aventajaran 
Los pasos giganteos, 
Y mis dulces empleos 
Celebrará Sevilla, 
Sin envidiar celosa
Amante venturosa 
La regalada y tierna tortolilla,
Que con arrullos roncos 
Tálamos hace de los huecos troncos. 


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "If with my desires", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Si avec mes désirs", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: John Versmoren

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 11
Word count: 39

If with my desires
Language: English  after the Spanish (Español) 
If with my desires
time were to walk along,
giant steps will then surpass
even the sun,
and Seville shall celebrate my 
sweet labors,
without a fortunate lover
jealously envying me,
that tender turtledove
I received as a gift.
So with shrill cooings
this turtledove shall make a marriage bed
out of hollow trunks.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-29
Line count: 13
Word count: 54