The Cosmos Reveals His Command

This poem was written in Spanish by Manuel González Prada (1844-1918). It was translated into English by Alan Steinle.

Su poder revela el CosmosThe Cosmos Reveals His Command
Su poder revela el CosmosThe Cosmos reveals His command,
Del paquidermo al gusano,From the rhino to the mite;
Desde el granillo de arenaFrom the tiny grain of sand,
Hasta la mole del astro;To the massive star of light;
Y en la marcha de los mundosIn the events of the earth,
Lo mismo importan acasoA destroyed city, perhaps to God,
Una ciudad destruidaHas the same meaning and worth
Y un hormiguero anegado.As an anthill that’s been trod.

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