Sóror Violante do Céu - Antes que Vosso Amor Meu Peito Vença (English translation)

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Antes que Vosso Amor Meu Peito Vença

Será brando o rigor, firme a mudança,
Humilde a presunção, vária a firmeza,
Fraco o valor, cobarde a fortaleza,
Triste o prazer, discreta a confiança;
 
Terá a ingratidão firme lembrança,
Será rude o saber, sábia a rudeza,
Lhana a ficção, sofística a lhaneza,
Áspero o amor, benigna a esquivança;
 
Será merecimento a indignidade,
Defeito a perfeição, culpa a defensa,
Intrépito o temor, dura a piedade,
 
Delito a obrigação, favor a ofensa,
Verdadeira a traição, falsa a verdade,
Antes que vosso amor meu peito vença.
 
Submitted by Metodius on Sun, 05/11/2017 - 20:38
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English translation

Before Your Love Can See My Heart Defeated

Severity shall be soft, change shall be constant,
Arrogance shall be humble and steadfastness, inconstant;
Bravery shall be weak, fortitude cowardly and remiss,
And pleasure will be as sad as closeness, discreet is...
 
Ingratitude shall show loyal remembrance,
Knowledge shall be illiterate and vulgarity, refined
Fantasy shall be blunt and bluntness, to artifice confined
And love will be as harsh as benign is cruel avoidance.
 
Indignity in the throne of merit shall be seated
Perfection be a defect and guilt, defense,
Fear shall intrepid be; compassion, cruel and conceited.
 
Obligation will be a crime and insults, kindness
Betrayal shall be truthful and truth, be falseness
Before your love can see my heart defeated.
 
Submitted by Metodius on Sun, 05/11/2017 - 21:03
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