What does Lorca mean in his poem "Romance sonámbulo" when he says:

Tiny tin-leaf lanterns
were trembling on the tiles.
A thousand crystal tambourines
were wounding dawn's dark sky.

(English translation by Will Kirkland, in Selected Poems, Penguin.)

Original Spanish text:

Temblaban en los tejados
farolillos de hojalata.
Mil panderos de cristal
herían la madrugada.

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