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by Bondad
Rated: E · Poetry · Foreign · #1622863
Twenty-fourth Birthday Present For My Good Friend Andy (Spanish & English versions)

Amor nacido
del agradecimiento
lleva el poder
de compasion, ternura

Dicen los necios
que no lo han conocido
que no es amor
si no hay en el locura!

Quiero deciros
    Incredulos que escarnian!
que yo una vez
libe de su hermosura

Y en mis fecundos valles
perpetuaran sus frutos!

                              Marta Esperanza Edgcombe
                              miercoles, 17 de octubre del 2001

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Love born
from hung'ring seeds of gratitude
bears the pow'r
of tenderness, compassion

Ye who wouldst scoff,
not having nigh its beauty
say 'Tis not love
if thou canst touch its fury!

To thee sayest I
    Ye who wouldst scorn its virtue!
I once imbibed
the heady sweetness of its vines ablossom

Thence in this fertile valley
its fruit alway hath flowered!

                                      Marta Esperanza Edgcombe
                                      Wednesday, October 17, 2001

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