The black swallows will return


Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer

The black swallows will return

to hang their nests on your balcony,

and once more to knock with their wings against your windows

as they play;

but those that stopped their flight

to observe your beauty and my good fortune,

those that learned our names...

they...will not return!

The thick honeysuckles of your garden will return

to climb the walls,

and, even more beautiful, will again in the evening

open their flowers;

but those that were curded with dew,

whose drops we saw tremble

and fall, like day's tears...

they...will not return!

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