For Jason

by

Lope Felix de Vega y Carpio



He chained the foamy waves with

Argo, his first ship, and without a reason

dared to touch the crow's nest of the stars,

and even the barrier around the sun, flying without a feather.

And although angry Amphitrite is spent,

the crystal divides its beautiful nymphs,

and even Jason of Colchis goes through them,

no matter how much the wind resists.


It was more the water than the dragon and the bull,

but it doesn't stop him from plowing his field or

the strong bow between one and another mountain.


He was broken at last by two golden apples,

so that the cruel sea would not be praised.

For the same reason the land was lost.



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