Don Quixote's Teachings
by Leopoldo Barge Álvarez
Monday, May 19, 2014
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Lessons learned from Don Quixote's teachings or what comes to my mind after them.
Don Quixote’s teachings
Someone tried to enrich my mind
With subtle, wise request
Of splendidness to whom was writing,
I do not only guess, I am sure,
You did know we were going to find you true ,
And for this and much more, from our part you will see yourself
The books somebody finds,
The ones he seeks for,
The ones we hide after, the ones we had always before us or near,
These ones serve so that,
For the ones who stories want to read,
If we make them into words by our own sayings
In their knowledge,
Delight much our oratory
And our way we turn the book into a story
Because it almost has to be done fine by force.
Chaos in a work like this
Is not what someone should not expect,
Since masters do let us know
It is something real and genuinely clear,
As if something extraordinary be given us to understand.
Good argument in the book
That of the wine sacks stabbed
And we know this deed move
To drinkers think What a fool Don Quixote was.
And among the ones who drink do not know
To understand or not wanting to
The misdeed by which he had left the sacks.
It is not Alonso addressing female servants,
Not feigning he knows some more
Than what he says coming from his lips seems
But with a delicious embellishment
Which surpasses spells we are used to.
Do not consent, do not endure, do not accept
Affectation, you understand: petulant voice
And unmeasured arrogance
That comes from trifling, low-minded people,
With no personality.
With your rotten soul you go,
Covered with a despitefulness aura,
That to your person and name
We have gifted with.
We peasants know
You are not beside us,
What a lowness sign is
To know himself of good people
A distant enemy, despised.
You say well when you say
That arrogance always pays,
That never was someone good neighbour
Who had dark and ugly place in his mind.
Better not to fight on conqueror’s side
And leave all the struggles to be put into your life,
Unless your true people and what is theirs
Run the risk of being taken by another.
Don Quixote's Teachings
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|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Cervantes wrote a great parable. That is why Don Quixote is one of those classic books that everyone should read for the lessons that it tells.
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