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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Holland: Vols. XIV–XV.  1876–79.
 
Spain: Segovia
My Soul Is in Madrid
Alonso de Ledesma (c. 1562–1623)
 
Translated by John Bowring

HOW can I live, fair planet!
  From all thy lustre hid?
My body ’s in Segovia,
  My soul is in Madrid.
 
I ’m left alone in darkness,        5
  At every gust’s control,
In sorrow and in nakedness,
  Without or sense or soul.
Yet o’er my spirit’s desert
  There towers a pyramid        10
With hopes of glory lighted:
  Despair must be forbid;
My body ’s in Segovia,
  My soul is in Madrid.
 
 
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