More than Muses

In praise of some verses

A translation into English of En alabanza de unos versos, a octava by María Egual. Translation by Emma Holmes and W. F. Carr.


Stop up the graceful torrent of your verses,

For they confirm that among all your virtues

shines a treasure of eloquence and wisdom.

And if you should give free rein to your genius,

eminent Clio would remain in the west;

because to Parnassus new paths you've opened,

for which you deservedly receive praises,

further laurels, and renewed ascendancy.