Treasure Island

Jose Marti

(1853-1895 / Cuba)

If I a Pleasant Keepsake (Verse VI)


If I a pleasant keepsake
On leaving this world may bear,
Father profound, I would take
A lock of your silver hair.

If allowed for mercy's sake
One more favor to implore:
The painter's portrait I'd take
Of the sister I adore.

Could I to a treasure cling
From this life in that foretold,
The hidden tresses I'd bring
I keep in a chest of gold!

SI QUIERES QUE DE ESTE MUNDO... (Verso VI)

Si quieren que de este mundo
Lleve una memoria grata,
Llevaré, padre profundo,
Tu cabellera de plata.

Si quieren, por gran favor,
Que lleve más, llevaré


La copia que hizo el pintor
De la hermana que adoré.


Si quieren que a la otra vida
Me lleve todo un tesoro,
¡Llevo la trenza escondida
Que guardo en mi caja de oro!

Submitted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (If I a Pleasant Keepsake (Verse VI) by Jose Marti )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. soon. chapter 1, Mandolyn ...
  2. Dragon King Daughter, Tim caffery
  3. LONE LADY, vidyut chakraborty
  4. Psalm 070, Forrest Hainline
  5. What is said in autobiography, gajanan mishra
  6. The weird erotica, Marcel Aouizerate
  7. Acting Judge, Tim caffery
  8. Your lovely smile, Jesus James Llorico
  9. Past Reloaded, Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi
  10. The Truest Love., Achill Ladd

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
Laid on it for a covering,
And how sleep seems a goodly thing
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Randall Jarrell

 

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  10. No Man Is An Island, John Donne

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]