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Alberti, Rafael: The Cry (Pregón in English)

Portre of Alberti, Rafael

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Pregón (Spanish)

¡Vendo nubes de colores:

las redondas, coloradas,

para endulzar los calores!


¡Vendo los cirros morados

y rosas, las alboradas,

los crepúsculos dorados!


¡El amarillo lucero,

cogido a la verde rama

del celeste duraznero!


¡Vendo la nieve, la llama

y el canto del pregonero!

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The Cry (English)

I sell clouds of colours,

Ellipses, reddened

To temper the heat!


I sell purple cirrus,

And pink, dawns

And golden sunsets!


The yellow star

Of the heavenly peach

Caught in the green branches,


I sell the snow, the flame,

And the song of the crier.

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