Jorge Manrique

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Jorge Manrique (c. 1440 – 1479) was a major Spanish poet, whose main work, the Coplas a la muerte de su padre (Stanzas about the Death of his Father), is still read today. He was a supporter of the great Spanish queen, Isabel I of Castile, and actively participated on her side in the civil war that broke out against her half-brother, Enrique IV, wh ...

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The Coplas On The Death Of His Father

The Introit

Let from its dream the soul awaken,
And reason mark with open eyes


Oh! Let the soul its slumber break,
Arouse its senses and awake,
To see how soon
Life, with its glory, glides away,

Coplas A La Muerte De Su Padre


Recuerde el alma dormida,
abiue el seso e despierte


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