Do Not Fall in Love (No Te Enamores English Translation)
I was mesmerized by the beauty and strength of this poem Christa found and posted. I share it with you now. Christa challenges us to improve on her translation, but it is wonderful. Thank you, Christa.
Do not fall in love with a woman who reads,
a woman who feels too much,
a woman who writes …
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Do not fall in love with a woman who thinks,
who knows what she knows and also knows how to fly;
a woman confident in herself.
Do not fall for a woman who laughs or cries while making love,
who knows how to convert her flesh into spirit;
much less one that loves poetry (these are the most dangerous),
or who would stay half an hour contemplating a painting
and who doesn’t know how to live without music.
Do not fall in love with a woman who is interested in politics
and who is rebellious and feels immense horror at injustice.
One who likes ball games and soccer
and does not like to…
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