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Federico García Lorca

Quasida of the Woman Prone To see you naked is to remember the Earth, the smoooth Earth, clean of horses, the Earth without reeds, pure form, closed to the future, confine of silver. To see you naked is to understand the desire of rain that looks for the delicate waist, or the fever of the… Continue reading Federico García Lorca

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Yehuda Amichai

In the Middle of This Century In the middle of this century we turned to each other With half faces and full eyes like an ancient Egyptian picture And for a short while. I stroked your hair In the opposite direction to your journey, We called to each other, Like calling out the names of… Continue reading Yehuda Amichai

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René Char

The years passed by. The storms died down. The world went its way. I suffered to think it was your heart which no longer perceived me. I loved you. In my absence of visage and my emptiness of joy. I loved you, changing in every way, faithful to you. — René Char, from “Annals,” Selected… Continue reading René Char

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Kate Daniels

The moon Is a popular literary image—solipsistic Misery, misplaced love. Whatever. Tonight, it’s nothing but a source Of milky light, swinging high up in the sky Shining weakly on the bleakness inside And the bleakness outside that has No other meaning but the cold Un-crackable rock of itself. — Kate Daniels, from “Metaphor-less,” The Best… Continue reading Kate Daniels

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