esplendor e sepultura

21:32 Nov 27, 2018
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Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / poem by Olavo Bilac
Portuguese term or phrase: esplendor e sepultura
The phrase is from a poem (Língua Portuguesa) by Olavo Bilac. I'm working on a translation (not transcreation) of the poem and I want it to sound natural and poetic.

"Última flor do Lácio, inculta e bela,
És, a um tempo, esplendor e sepultura:
Ouro nativo, que na ganga impura
A bruta mina entre os cascalhos vela"

PS: I'm not looking for copies of previous translations, as I intend to create something original, yet not departing too much from the source-text. The translation is finished, I only need to polish it up. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Oliveira Simões
United States
Local time: 14:51

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4bright and darkness
Sergio Carré
3blossoming and withering
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bright and darkness

Depreende-se do contexto que esse jogo de palavras corresponde a uma antítese de vigor e fraqueza e vida e morte. Dessa forma, parece-me que "bright and darkness" seja uma tradução adequada.

Sergio Carré
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blossoming and withering


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