Psalm 150

Psalmo CL
Ernesto Cardenal

Alabad al Señor en el cosmos
Su santuario
de un radio de 100.000 millones de años luz

Alabadle por las estrellas
y los espacios inter-estelares

alabadle por las galaxias
y los espacios inter-galácticos

alabadle por los átomos
y los vacíos inter-atómicos

Alabadle con el violín y la flauta
y con el saxofón

alabadle con los clarinetes y el corno
con cornetas y trombones
con cornetines y trompetas

alabadle con violas y violonchelos
con pianos y pianolas

alabadle con blues y jazz
y con orquestas sinfónicas
con los espirituales de los negros
y la 5.ª de Beethoven
con guitarras y marimbas

alabadle con toca-discos
y cintas magnetofónicas

Todo lo que respira alabe al Señor

Toda célula viva

Aleluya

—–

via – ululatus sapiens

Psalm CL
Ernesto Cardenal

(a loose translation)

Praise the Lord all the universe
His sanctuary
radiating 100,000 million light-years

Praise him for the stars
and the inter-stellar spaces

praise him for the galaxies
and the inter-galactic void

praise him for the atoms
and the inter-atomic gaps

Praise him with the violin and the flute
and with the saxophone

praise him with the clarinets and  the horn
with trumpets and trombones
with cornets and trumpets

praise him with violas and cellos
with pianos and  pianolas

praise him with blues and jazz
with symphonic orchestras
with black spirituals
and Beethoven’s 5th
with guitars and marimbas

praise him with record-players
and cassette tapes

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord

Every living cell

Alleluia

—–

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord…

*images via Nasa’s Image of the Day gallery.

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  1. El último salmo en lenguaje modernizado – me gusta. Gracias.
    Ud. conoce la versión original ? Ha leido Oración por Marilyn Monroe?
    Y – believe it or not, tengo un Tumblr blog que se llama “Psalmody” and the URL is: http://psalm151.tumblr.com/ Que casualidad, ¿no?
    Nice blog. Hope you can visit mine.

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