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‘Del Tropico-Poesia de Ruben Dario’
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Native speaker
Accent: Mexican
Authorjradetzky
Date: 11/16/2006

Description of what is on the sound file:
Poem by Nicaraguan poet Ruben Dario, about simple life in the countryside


Transcript of sound file:
Del trópico-Ruben Darío

¡Qué alegre y fresca la mañanita!
Me agarra el aire por la nariz:
los perros ladran, un chico grita
y una muchacha gorda y bonita,
junto a una piedra, muele maíz.

Un mozo trae por un sendero
sus herramientas y su morral:
otro con caites y sin sombrero
busca una vaca con su ternero
para ordeñarla junto al corral.

Sonriendo a veces a la muchacha,
que de la piedra pasa al fogón,
un sabanero de buena facha,
casi en cuclillas afila el hacha
sobre una orilla del mollejón.

Por las colinas la luz se pierde
bajo el cielo claro y sin fin;
ahí el ganado las hojas muerde,
y hay en los tallos del pasto verde,
escarabajos de oro y carmín.

Sonando un cuerno corvo y sonoro,
pasa un vaquero, y a plena luz
vienen las vacas y un blanco toro,
con unas manchas color de oro
por la barriga y en el testuz.

Y la patrona, bate que bate,
me regocija con la ilusión
de una gran taza de chocolate,
que ha de pasarme por el gaznate
con la tostada y el requesón.


Translation:
From the tropic

What a cheerful and fresh (little) morning!
Air grabs me by the nose:
the dogs are barking, a boy is yelling
and a pretty and chubby girl
is grinding corn beside a stone

A cattle-man brings along a pathway
his tools and his rucksack
another one wearing leather sandals and without a hat
is looking for a cow and its calf
in order to milk it beside the corral

Smiling sometimes for the girl
that from the stone goes to the fireplace,
a good-looking cattle drover
while almost crouching is sharpening his axe
over a side of the "mollejon" (1)

Through the hills, the light gets lost
under the endless and clear sky
there, cattle chew the leaves
and, in the stems of green grass, there are
golden and bright red beetles

And the landlady, stirring and stirring
makes me happy with the illusion
of a big cup of chocolate
that will go down the throat
with the toast and the "requeson" (2)

(1) Mollejon must be something like a big grinding/sharpeing device, I guess =)
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