Mario Enrique Rios Muniz Pinot

(6 March 1949 / Puerto Rico, West Indies.)

I Cultivate the White Rose by Jose Marti.


Cultivo Una Rosa Blanca
por José Martí

Cultivo una rosa blanca
en junio como enero
para el amigo sincero
que me da su mano franca.
Y para el cruel que me arranca
el corazón con que vivo,
cardo ni ortiga cultivo;
rosa blanca.
Cultivo Una Rosa Blanca
por José Martí (Cuban Poet,1891)


Cultivo una rosa blanca
en junio como enero
para el amigo sincero
que me da su mano franca.
Y para el cruel que me arranca
el corazón con que vivo,
cardo ni ortiga cultivo;
cultivo la rosa blanca.



I cultivate a white rose
In June as in January
For the sincere friend

who shakes my hand frankly.
And for the cruel person
Who would want to break my heart,
I cultivate, neither thistles nor thorns,
I cultivate a white rose.
.

Submitted: Thursday, June 25, 2009

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