from The Araucana

Alonso de Ercilla
1533 – 1594


Not of ladies, love, pageantry
of enamored knights do I sing;
nor the display, gifts and tenderness
of loving affections and cares;
but the valor, the deeds, the prowess
of those valiant Spaniards
who upond the untamed neck of the Araucanian
with their sword placed their cruel yoke.

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