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.