This poetic composition can be presented as a play , although most of it is only done in a single act. The shepherds who intervene in this dialogue can also talk about their experiences in the field, but always related to the romantic situations that can occur in these environments.
The eclogue are compositions that date back centuries, it was born around the fourth century BC and with the passage of time elements have been added that have served to polish and perfect this poetic genre .
- The sweet lament of two shepherds,
I have to count, their complaints imitating;
whose sheep when singing tasty
they were very attentive, the loves,
to graze forgotten, listening.
You, who won by working
a name in the whole world,
and a degree without a second,
Now be attentive, alone and given
to the illustrious government of the State,
To the bathroom; now back to the other side,
representing the fierce Mars on earth; (Egloga I by Garcilaso de la Vega)
- So high, yeah, so high
in a stir without verve
the branch the promised sky yearns for,
that not even the light assaults
this gloomy space
nor does his divine loneliness reveal.
Even the bird watches
to absorbed rest
its thin harmony. (Luis Cernuda)
In the middle of winter it’s warm
the fresh water of this clear fountain,
and in the summer more than frozen snow.
Oh clear waves, how I see present,
in seeing you, the memory of that day
that the soul feels trembling and burning!
In your clarity I saw my joy
darken all and become cloudy
when I charged you, I lost my company
Eclogue II, Garcilaso de la Vega
- That honest and pure will, by Garcilaso de la Vega
That honest and pure will,
illustrious and most beautiful Mary,
quen me to celebrate your beauty,
your wit and your courage used to be “
Now then consent to my bad luck
that my ills go without end or means,
and the more I think about giving them a remedy
then the sadness is much more enlivened;
looking for other people’s sanity suits me
to mitigate the pain I feel.
I have tested the forces of my thought,
but they cannot give me a safe life.