Íñigo López de Mendoza

[Marquis of Santillana] (19 August 1398 – 25 March 1458 / Carrión de los Condes)

Íñigo López de Mendoza Poems

1. Serranilla 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Íñigo López de Mendoza


FROM Calatrava as I took my way
At holy Mary's shrine to kneel and pray,
And sleep upon my eyelids heavy lay,
There where the ground was very rough and wild,
I lost my path and met a peasant child:
From Finojosa, with the herds around her,
There in the fields I found her.

Upon a meadow green with tender grass,
With other rustic cowherds, lad and lass,
So sweet a thing to see I watched her pass:
My eyes could scarce believe her what they found her,
There with the herds around her.

I do not think that roses in the Spring
Are half so ...

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