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Lowry, Malcolm: Nocturne

Portre of Lowry, Malcolm

Nocturne (English)

This evening Venus signs alone

And homeward feathers stir like silk

Like the dress of multitudinous ghost

The pinions tear through a sky like milk.

Seagulls all soon to be turned to stone

That seeking I lose beyond the trail

In the woods that I and my ignorance own

Where together we walk on our hands and knees

Together go walking beneath the pale

Of a beatiful evening loved the most,

And yet this evening loved the most,

And yet this evening is my jail

And policeman glisten in the trees.

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Nocturno (Spanish)

Este anochecer. Venus canta sola

Y plumas camino del nido tiemblan como seda

Semejantes a la túnica de un fantasma múltiple

Las alas desgarran un cielo como leche.

Gaviotas que muy pronto se volverán piedra

Busco y pierdo más allá del camino

De bosques que yo y mi ignorancia poseemos

Donde juntos paseamos sobre manos y rodillas

Juntos pasamos bajo la palidez

De un hermoso atardecer el más amado

Y sin embargo este atardecer es mi cárcel

Y policías relucen en los árboles.

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