Classic · Collection · Excerpt · Generation of '98 · Passage · Poetry · Spanish Culture · Spanish Literature

Antonio Machado

And will that spellbound world die with you where memory holds those breaths, the purest in your life, the white shadow of your first love, the voice that went to your heart, the hand you wanted to hold in dream, and every love that touched your soul, the profound sky? Is your world to die… Continue reading Antonio Machado

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Anthology · Classic · Collection · Compilation · Generation of '27 · Generation of '36 · Poetry · Spanish Culture · Spanish Literature

Miguel Hernández

After Love We could not be. The earth could not be enough for us. We are not equal to what the sun intended with its distant desire. One foot draws a little closer to the light. The other insists on darkness. Because love is not forever, not in me, or anyone else. Hatred waits for… Continue reading Miguel Hernández

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Anthology · Classic · Collection · Compilation · Excerpt · Generation of '27 · Passage · Poetry · Spanish Culture · Spanish Literature

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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