Robert Pinsky: Canción del samurái (Samurai Song)

SEVEN CROSSWAYS | Lit. Translation

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SAMURAI SONG

When I had no roof
I made Audacity my roof. When I had
No supper my eyes dined.

When I had no eyes I listened.
When I had no ears I thought.
When I had no thought I waited.

When I had no father I made
Care my father. When I had
No mother I embraced order.

When I had no friend I made
Quiet my friend. When I had no
Enemy I opposed my body.

When I had no temple I made
My voice my temple. I have
No priest, my tongue is my choir.

When I have no means fortune
Is my means. When I have
Nothing, death will be my fortune.

Need is my tactic, detachment
Is my strategy. When I had
No lover I courted my sleep.

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CANCIÓN DEL SAMURÁI

Cuando no tuve techo
hice de la Osadía mi tejado. Cuando no tuve cena

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