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Luis Ponce de León, Al salir de la cárcel

Aquí la envidia y mentira
me tuvieron encerrado.
Dichoso el humilde estado
del sabio que se retira
de aqueste mundo malvado,

y con pobre mesa y casa,
en el campo deleitoso
con sólo Dios se compasa,
y a solas su vida pasa,
ni envidiado ni envidioso.

Luis Ponce de León (1527 - 1591)
Here envy and deceit contrived
to keep me under lock and key.
Exceptionally rare is he
who has the wisdom to forgive
this cursed world and then to flee.

He lives in poverty alone
in the exquisite countryside.
With only God to serve as guide,
in solitude his hours run,
not envious, envied by none.

Translated by edik1269
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