Off topic: Looking for a Spanish poem for a funeral (in English translation)
Thread poster: Buzzy

Buzzy
Local time: 03:44
French to English
May 12, 2011

Hello everybody,
I wonder if anyone can help. I am looking for a poem to be read at my father's funeral. He loved Spanish and we have a collection of poetry books from his student days in his home, but none with translations!
Does anyone have any suggestions? (I will need the actual text in English, as I don't speak any Spanish).
Among the poets we have found on his bookshelves are Gregorio Maranon, Antonion Machado, Pedro Salinas, Garcia Lorca and Cervantes, if that's any help
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Hello everybody,
I wonder if anyone can help. I am looking for a poem to be read at my father's funeral. He loved Spanish and we have a collection of poetry books from his student days in his home, but none with translations!
Does anyone have any suggestions? (I will need the actual text in English, as I don't speak any Spanish).
Among the poets we have found on his bookshelves are Gregorio Maranon, Antonion Machado, Pedro Salinas, Garcia Lorca and Cervantes, if that's any help...
Gracias in advance to anyone who has an idea.
Buzzy
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Maria Hoskins  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 03:44
Member (2011)
Spanish to English
Jorge Manrique May 12, 2011

Commiserations.

You could do worse than look up Longfellow's translation of "Coplas por la muerte de su padre" by Jorge Manrique.

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorge_Manrique


 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 03:44
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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Yes! May 12, 2011

Maria Hoskins wrote:
You could do worse than look up Longfellow's translation of "Coplas por la muerte de su padre" by Jorge Manrique.

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Buzzy
Local time: 03:44
French to English
TOPIC STARTER
Thank you both May 15, 2011

Thanks for taking the time to reply. At times like these, there's something particularly moving about strangers offering help. Apologies for not answering sooner but there have been things to do!
We read the poem you suggested, but in the end we have opted for a poem by Antonio Machado: Last night as I was sleeping.


 


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