Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Los olivos / The Olive Trees

Olivares, Dios os dé
los eneros
de aguaceros,
los agostos de agua al pie,
los vientos primaverales,
vuestras flores racimadas;
y las lluvias otoñales
vuestras olivas moradas.


Olive groves, God gives
Januaries of heavy showers,
wetness in Augusts to the root,
the spring winds,
your clustered flowers;
and autumnal rains
your purpled olives.

- Antonio Machado, 
                my translation

1 comment:

  1. Wish you would bring the glass book home to sit on your lovely glass table.