Neguko dama

Juan Luis Zabala

(Leonard Cohenen beste kantu baten hitzak).

Neguko dama

Dama bidaiaria, geratu zaitez pixka bat gehiago,
gaua amaitzen den arte.
Zure bidean geltoki bat baino ez naiz,
badakit ez naizela zure maitalea.

Tira, elurraren alaba batekin bizi izan nintzen
soldadu bat nintzelarik,
eta haren alde borrokatu nintzen gizon guztien aurka
gauak oso hotz egin ziren arte.

Hark zuk bezala izaten zuen ilea,
lo zegoenean izan ezik.
Orduan kezko, urrezko eta hatsezko
ehungailu batean ehotzen zuen.

Eta zergatik zaude horren isil,
hortxe, ate ondoan?
Aspaldi aukeratu zenuen zure bidea,
errepide honetara iritsi zinen.

Dama bidaiaria, geratu zaitez pixka bat gehiago,
gaua amaitzen den arte.
Zure bidean geltoki bat baino ez naiz,
badakit ez naizela zure maitalea.

* * *

Winter Lady

Traveling lady, stay awhile,
until the night is over.
I’m just a station on your way,
I know I’m not your lover.

Well I lived with a child of snow
when I was a soldier,
and I fought every man for her
until the nights grew colder.

She used to wear her hair like you
except when she was sleeping.
And then she’d weave it on a loom
of smoke and gold and breathing.

And why are you so quiet now
standing there in the doorway?
You chose your journey long before,
you came upon this highway.

Traveling lady, stay awhile,
until the night is over.
I’m just a station on your way,
I know I’m not your lover.

Iruzkin bat utzi

Juan Luis Zabala atalean

Utzi erantzun bat

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