Inici de Càntic en el Temple

           

Start of Hymn in the Temple

 

Salvador Espriu, sung by Raimon

Translated by Jordi Miralda Escudé
 


Ara digueu:
La ginesta floreix,
arreu als camps hi ha vermell de roselles.
Amb nova falç, comencem a segar
el blat madur, i amb ell, les males herbes.
Now, speak out:
The broom is flowering,
the red of poppies is around the fields.
With a new sickle, we begin to reap
the ripened wheat, and with it, the weeds.

Ah! Joves llavis desclosos després de la foscor,
si sabíeu com l'alba ens ha trigat,
com és llarg d'esperar
un alçament de llum en la tenebra.
Ah! Young lips opening up after the darkness,
if you knew how long it took before dawn,
how long it is to wait
for a rise of light in the gloom.

Però hem viscut per a salvar-vos els mots,
per retornar-vos el nom de cada cosa,
perquè seguíssiu el recte camí
d'accés al ple domini de la terra.
But we have lived to save the words for you,
to return to you the name of everything,
to lead you along the straight path
to achieve full command of the land.

Vàrem mirar ben al lluny del desert,
davallàrem al fons del nostre somni.
Cisternes seques esdevenen cims,
pujats per esglaons de lentes hores.
We gazed far along the desert,
we descended to the depth of our dream.
Dry containers become mountains,
raised by stairs of slow hours.

Ara digueu:
Nosaltres escoltem les veus del vent
per l'alta mar d'espigues.
Now, speak out:
We listen for the voice of the wind
through the high sea of stalks.

Ara digueu:
Ens mantindrem fidels per sempre més
al servei d'aquest poble.
Now, speak out:
We shall stay faithful forever
serving this country.

Ara digueu:
Ens mantindrem fidels per sempre més
al servei d'aquest poble.
Now, speak out:
We shall stay faithful forever
serving this country.

Ara digueu:
Ens mantindrem fidels per sempre més
al servei d'aquest poble.
Ara digueu, ara digueu, ara digueu...
Now, speak out:
We shall stay faithful forever
serving this country.
Now, speak out, speak out, speak out...

Jordi Miralda Escudé ( jordi@astronomy.ohio-state.edu)

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