Luis De Góngora

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I enjoy the language of Spanish. I believe that it is beautiful in its own way and my favorite quote which comes from a stanza in a Spanish poem by Luis de Góngora. The quote is: Goza cuello, cabello, labio y frente, antes que lo que fue en tu edad dorada oro, lilio, clavel, cristal luciente, no sólo en plata o viola troncada se vuelva, mas tu y ello juntamente en tierra, en humo, en polvo, en sombra, en nada. In English this stanza reads: enjoy your neck, hair, lips and brow, before what was in your golden youth, gold, lily, carnation, gleaming crystal not only turns to silver or to drooping violet but you and all of it together [turn] into earth, smoke, dust, shadow, nothing. This quote means so much to me. It tells me to live life to the fullest.…show more content…
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