Sunday, December 03, 2006

First Sunday of Advent

The Virgin, weighed
With the Word of God,
Comes down the road:
If only you'll shelter her.

- St John of the Cross

For the benefit of a reader who's not originally from the UK:

Del verbo divino
La Virgen preñada
Viene de camino
Si le dais posada.

- San Juan de la Cruz


Anonymous said...

what a strange translation, pre-Vox Clara, I presume.

Gildas said...

It's the Kavanaugh/Rodriguez translation. I must look at the E. Allison Peers version. I've been thinking about how translation of poetry works recently. I might do a post on that...