Maria del Mar Bonet - Per Hipòcrates (English translation)

English translation

A Toast To Hippocrates

I had a sorrow deep within my heart
And I placed my whole body under a doctor's care:
After making sure that everything was in its place,
This is how he shared his conclusions:
 
"If you want to, you can do
The same that everyone does:
Leave all pleasures aside
So you can die a little sooner."
 
"Wise men have said
That fish was nefarious,
That olive oil was poisonous
And wine is a mortal sin."
 
Since the doctor healed me immediately,
The both of us made a toast to Hippocrates
While remembering, with every sip of wine, old songs
From Crete, Alghero and other places.
 
The wine itself
Was dancing inside the barrels
While making a toast to honour its relatives:
The grapevines that are close to the sea.
 
The wine from the Penedès
Wanted wine from Arles
And in Dènia, the muscat wine
Asked for retsina wine.
 
Submitted by Metodius on Sun, 12/11/2017 - 16:07
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