storm and calm

I saw die calm light of the red sun clouded,
and its pleasant face disappear in a moment,
and the sky all around obscured
by a most horrible darkness.

The stormy South wind roars angrily,
its fury rises, the storm increases,
and tall Olympus shakes on Atlas’ shoulders,
thundering in alarm;

but later I saw the black veil break,
dissolving into water, and the clear day
happily restored to its original brightness,

and gazing on the sky lovely with a new splendor,
I said: ,,Who knows if a similar change
is not in store for my fortunes?’’

Juan de Arguijo

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