from CANCIÓN OF THE PIRATE
by: José de Espronceda (1808-1842)
- "My music is the Northwind's roar;
- The noise when round the cable runs,
- The bellowings of the Black Sea's shore,
- And rolling of my guns.
- And as the thunders loudly sound,
- And furious the tempests rave,
- I calmly rest in sleep profound,
- So rocked upon the wave.
- My treasure is my gallant bark,
- My only God is liberty;
- My law is might, the wind my mark,
- My country is the sea.
--Translated by James Kennedy