by Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)
Translation © by Elisa Rapado

How beautiful is night!
Language: English 
Available translation(s): SPA
How beautiful is night!
A dewy freshness fills the silent air;
No mist obscures, nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain
Breaks the serene of heaven:
In full-orbed glory yonder Moon divine
Rolls through the dark-blue depths.
Beneath her steady ray
The desert-circle spreads,
Like the round ocean, girdled with the sky.
How beautiful is night!

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Qué hermosa es la noche
Language: Spanish (Español)  after the English 
Qué hermosa es la noche
una fresca humedad llena el aire silencioso
sin niebla oscura, ninguna nube, ni motas ni manchas
rompen la serenidad del cielo: 
en gloriosa plenitud la divina luna
se mueve en la profundidad oscura del azul. 
Junto a su rayo constante
se extienden los círculos desiertos
como el redondo océano rodeado por el cielo.
Qué hermosa es la noche. 

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Translation of title "Night" = "Noche"


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This text was added to the website: 2020-10-09
Line count: 10
Word count: 63