by Federico García Lorca (1898 - 1936)
Translation © by Enrique Beck (1904 - 1974)

La muerte/ entra y sale
Language: Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE GER
La muerte
entra y sale 
de la taberna. 
Pasan caballos negros
y gente siniestra 
por los hondos caminos
de la guitarra. 
Y hay un olor a sal
y a sangre [de hembra]1,
en los nardos febriles
de la marina.
La muerte 
entra y sale
y sale y entra
la muerte
de la taberna.

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  • ENG English (Salvador Pila) , "Malagueña", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Malagueña", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Ein und aus in
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Ein und aus in
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