by William Blake (1757 - 1827)
Translation © by Elisa Rapado

Ah, Sun‑flower! weary of time
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE SPA
Ah, Sun-flower! weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the Sun;
Seeking after that sweet golden clime,
Where the traveller's journey is done:

Where the Youth pined away with desire,
And the pale Virgin shrouded in snow,
Arise from their graves and aspire
Where my Sun-flower wishes to go.

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ah ! tournesol !", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 50

Ah, girasol, deja el tiempo
Language: Spanish (Español)  after the English 
Ah, girasol, deja el tiempo
que cuentas los pasos del sol
buscando después el clima dulce y dorado
donde hacen ruta los viajeros.

Donde la Juventud languidecía de deseo
y la pálida Virgen se envolvía en la nieve
Surge de sus tumbas y aspira
dónde mi girasol desea ir.

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This text was added to the website: 2020-10-08
Line count: 8
Word count: 49