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Luis Cernuda

Like mine, your fleshDesires — after water and sun — the touch of shadow;Our word passionatelyWants the youth like a flowering branchWho plaits his loveliness of scent and hue in the warm spring air;Our eyes want the monotonous, diverse sea,Filled with the gray bird’s cries in the storm;Our hands want lovely verses to scatter to… Continue reading Luis Cernuda

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Federico García Lorca

The still waters of the air under the bough of the echo. The still waters of the water under a frond of stars. The still waters of your mouth under a thicket of kisses. —Federico García Lorca, “Variación/Variations,” Selected Poems by Federico García Lorca. Translated from the Spanish by Lysander Kemp, from (New Directions 1955)… Continue reading Federico García Lorca

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Federico García Lorca

In the branches of the laurel tree I saw two dark doves One was the sun and one the moon Little neighbors I said where is my grave —  In my tail said the sun On my throat said the moon And I who was walking with the land around my waist saw two snow eagles… Continue reading Federico García Lorca

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Federico García Lorca

Angel and muse come from without; the angel gives radiance, the muse gives precepts … On the other hand, the duende has to be roused in the very cells of the blood. — Federico García Lorca, from “Theory and Function of the Duende,” trans. J. L. Gilli, 1933, Toward the Open Field: Poets on the… Continue reading Federico García Lorca

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Federico García Lorc

[To find a kiss of yours] translated by Sarah Arvio To find a kiss of yours what would I give A kiss that strayed from your lips dead to love My lips taste the dirt of shadows To gaze at your dark eyes what would I give Dawns of rainbow garnet fanning open before God—… Continue reading Federico García Lorc

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Federico Garcia Lorca

But there is no oblivion, no dream: raw flesh. Kisses tie mouths in a tangle of new veins and those who are hurt will hurt without rest and those who are frightened by death will carry it on their shoulders. — Federico Garcia Lorca, from “Sleepless City (Brooklyn Bridge Nocturne),” Poet In New York. (Grove… Continue reading Federico Garcia Lorca

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