by: Joaquín Arcadio
- LOWLY the sun descends at fall
- And rests on clouds of amber, rose and red;
- The mist upon the distant mountains shed
- Turns to a rain of gold and silver light.
- The evening star shines tremulous and bright
- Through wreaths of vapor, and the clouds o'erhead
- Are mirrored in the lake, where soft they spread,
- And break the blue of heaven's azure height.
- Bright grows the whole horizon in the west
- Like a devouring fire; a golden hue
- Spreads o'er the sky, the trees, the plains that shine.
- The bird is singing near its hidden nest
- Its latest song, amid the falling dew,
- Enraptured by the sunset's charm divine.
--Translated by Alice Stone Blackwell
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"Twilight" is reprinted
from Hispanic Anthology: Poems Translated from the Spanish
by English and North American Poets. Ed. Thomas Walsh. New
York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1920.