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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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Antonio Machado

Lord, life gets me tired, my throat is sore from shouting over the seas. Sea voices deafen me. Lord, life gets me tired, the universe drowns me. Lord, you left me alone, solitary with the sea. — Antonio Machado, from “Three Songs Sent to Unamuno in 1913,” Border of a Dream: Selected Poems, transl. by… Continue reading Antonio Machado

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