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Curros Enríquez- The Virgin of the Crystal- Part X

X Readers, if you set aside the labours of your life And go for a walk through the valley of Vilanova, Enter respectfully, enter quietly, The beautiful chapel of the Crystal Virgin. If you are down on your luck and … Continue reading

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Curros Enríquez- The Virgin of the Crystal- Part IX

IX In the morning of the following day On the mountain of Soutoverde, On the crest above Vilanova, There was no space for more people. Everyone there was astonished, Children, men, women, And staring open-mouthed At a trembling something. On … Continue reading

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Curros Enríquez- The Virgin of the Crystal- Part VIII

VIII At this Rosa withdrew From the window of the building Leaving unlucky Martiño Thunder-struck in the street. Pale, sombre, astonished, As cold as marble Without even blinking Nailed to the spot. Then a jesting laugh Came to his ears … Continue reading

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Curros Enríquez- The Virgin of the Crystal Part VII

VII One blue August night Like a present from summer Vilanova dos Infantes Is all a buzz and uproar. Never did mysterious moonlight Pour such a silvery light, Nor willows in the breezes Spread out such fragrant odours. Through the … Continue reading

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Curros Enríquez- The Virgin of the Crystal Part VI

VI If the tradition I follow does not lie From the past scenes to the following day In the morning, Sitting in the shade of the willows sewing In the valley of Vilanova watching her cattle Is Rosiña. Unaware of … Continue reading

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Curros Enríquez- The Virgin of the Crystal Part III

They must have loved each other a lot The servants of Mazcareñas They must have loved each other a lot For them to be talking at such length. Every night they are seated On a great stone bench Talking to … Continue reading

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Curros Enríquez- The Virgin of the Crystal Part II

I Near to the city of Ourense, On the way to Celanova, Where the wind is warmer That whips Galician lands, With a circle of mountains Skirting around it, an ever green Flowery vale stretches out, Covered with aromatic herbs, … Continue reading

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