Translation © by Elisa Rapado

Language: English 
Available translation(s): SPA
Night comes, a Madonna clad in scented blue.
Rose red her mouth and deep her eyes,
She lights her stars, and turns to where,
Beneath her silver lamp the moon,
Upon a couch of shadow lies
A dreamy child,
The wearied Day.


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  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , "Noche", 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: 7
Word count: 42

Language: Spanish (Español)  after the English 
lega la noche, una Madonna vestida de azul perfumado.
Rosa roja su boca y profundos sus ojos,
enciende sus estrellas y se vuelve hacia donde,
bajo la lámpara plateada de la luna,
sobre un lecho de sombras yace
un niño somnoliento,
el día cansado.


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This text was added to the website: 2020-10-09
Line count: 7
Word count: 44