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"There will come soft rain" / "Vendrán las lluvias suaves"

© Claudio Mufarrege 2009 - All rights reserved / Todos los derechos reservados

 

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Dedicated to my friend juli_modul in response at his work "Holga's balloon" based on the same short story from Bradbury .

 

Dedicada a mi amigo juli_modul en respuesta a su trabajo "El globo de Holga" basado en el mismo cuento de Bradbury.

 

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There will come soft rain

 

There will come soft rain and the smell of the ground,

And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

 

And frogs in the pools singing at night,

And wild plum-trees in tremulous white;

 

Robins will wear their feathery fire

Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

 

And not one will know of the war, not one

Will care at last when it is done.

 

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree

If mankind perished utterly;

 

And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn,

Would scarcely know that we were gone.

 

Sara Teasdale, quoted by Ray Bradbury in his short story "August 2026 : There will come soft rain" from his book "The Martian Chronicles" (1950)

   

Vendrán las lluvias suaves

 

Vendrán las lluvias suaves y el olor a tierra

Y el leve ruido del vuelo de las golondrinas

 

El canto nocturno de los sapos en los charcos

La trémula blancura del ciruelo silvestre

 

Los ruiseñores con sus plumas de fuego

Silbando sus caprichos en la alambrada

 

Y ninguno sabrá si hay guerra

Ni le importará el final, cuando termine

 

A nadie le importaría, ni al pájaro ni al árbol,

Si desapareciera la humanidad

 

Ni la primavera, al despertar al alba,

Se enteraría de que ya no estamos.

 

Sara Teasdale, citada por Ray Bradbury en su cuento "Agosto 2026: Vendrán las lluvias suaves" del libro "Crónicas Marcianas" (1950)

  

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- Credits :

Girl : Deviantart night-fate-stock

Background : SXU

Clouds, lightnings, edition : me

  

Featured as "Picture of the Week" (2012-04-29) at Kerstin's GALLERY OF FAVES

 

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Taken on August 23, 2009