DULCE SOÑAR Y DULCE CONGOJARME ...SWEET DREAM IT WAS AND ALSO SWEET AFFLICTION ...
Juan Boscántrans. Alix Ingber
Dulce soñar y dulce congojarme,
cuando estaba soñando que soñaba;
dulce gozar con lo que me engañaba,
si un poco más durara el engañarme;

dulce no estar en mí, que figurarme
podía cuanto bien yo deseaba;
dulce placer, aunque me importunaba
que alguna vez llegaba a despertarme:

¡oh sueño, cuánto más leve y sabroso
me fueras si vinieras tan pesado
que asentaras en mí con más reposo!

Durmiendo, en fin, fui bienaventurado,
y es justo en la mentira ser dichoso
quien siempre en la verdad fue desdichado.
Sweet dream it was and also sweet affliction,
when I was dreaming that it was a dream;
a sweet delight I'd take in what deceived me,
if only that deception longer seemed;

a sweet not being in myself, I saw
every good thing I'd ever want to see;
a sweet pleasure it was, though so intense
that sometimes it would just awaken me:

oh sleep, how much more gentle and delightful
you'd be if you would come so heavily
that with more calm you'd set on me your weight!

For while I slept, in short, I was in bliss,
and it is right that one be blessed in lies
who's always been in truth unfortunate.

Transl. Copyright © Alix Ingber, 1995


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