“A Prayer for My Daughter” (8)

St Jerome, patron saint of translators, by Bellini

Saint Jerome, patron saint of translators, by Bellini

A Prayer for My Daughter by W.B. Yeats
(Spanish translation by James Mansfield Nichols)

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/14635/a-prayer-for-my-daughter

A Prayer for My Daughter (8)

An intellectual hatred is the worst,
So let her think opinions are accursed.
Have I not seen the loveliest woman born
Out of the mouth of Plenty’s horn,
Because of her opinionated mind
Barter that horn and every good
By quiet natures understood
For an old bellows full of angry wind?

Una Oracion para mi Hija (8)

Un odio intelectual es el peor,
De modo que ella tenga las opiniones por condenadas.
¿No he visto a la mujer más bella nacida
De la boca del Cuerno de Abundancia,
A causa de su mente porfiada
Trocar aquel cuerno y todo bien
Que los seres serenos perciben
Por un fuelle viejo lleno de viento colérico?

[Copyright (c) 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.]

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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