by Frederic Mompou i Dencausse (1893 - 1987)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Cortina de fullatge
Language: Catalan (Català) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Encara veig al lluny
els llums de ma ciutat.
I el nostre petit niu
Amagat entre el ramatge.

Sé que la lluna
És al darrera d'aquests arbres.
I en la penombra d'aquest bosc
Jo puc fer entrar
Una carícia de llum
Tendra sobre els teus ulls
Tan sols obrint una cortina de fullatge.


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  • ENG English (Salvador Pila) , "Curtain of foliage", copyright © 2010, (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: 11
Word count: 53

Curtain of foliage
Language: English  after the Catalan (Català) 
In the distance, I still see
the lights of my city.
And our little nest
hidden in the branches. 

I know that the moon is shining
behind these trees.
And, into the penumbra of this forest,
I can bring
a caress of light
softly on my eyes
only by pulling back a curtain of foliage.


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This text was added to the website: 2010-02-25
Line count: 11
Word count: 55