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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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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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