Saturday, 23 January 2021

Life is Short - Francisco Gorrindo

Let’s see, boys—I want to be joyful,
I want to be dazed, so I don’t have to think.
Life is short and you must live it,
and just set reality aside.
You must forget about sacrifice—
what it costs to live, and to win your bread—
and on these nights of partying and laughter
dress your soul in a new disguise.

Life is short and you must live it,
you must not trust that tomorrow will come.
If today lies are called dreams,
perhaps tomorrow they will become the truth.
Life is short and you must live it
happily, with a woman at your side…
and though she might lie, in her gaze
there are reasons aplenty to love.

Francisco Gorrindo (1908 - 1963) Argentina
Translated by Derrick Del Pilar

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