by: Gil Vicente (c. 1470
- c. 1536)
- F thou art sleeping, maiden,
- Awake and open thy door.
- 'Tis the break of day, and we must away
- O'er meadow, and mount, and moor.
- Wait not to find thy slippers,
- But come with thy naked feet;
- We shall have to pass through the dewy grass
- And waters wide and fleet.
--Translated by H.W. Longfellow
POEMS BY GIL VICENTE
"Song" 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.