Dare to Read

April 13, 2011

Quote of the Day

Filed under: Federico García Lorca,Quotes — carmenferreiroesteban @ 7:49 pm
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When I read Lorca I wonder if there are poets, and then there are people who write poetry, and I feel so humble and dumbstruck reading him that I force myself – and most other writers of poetry – into that second group.

Woolgathering writes at http://woolgathering.tumblr.com/post/4544714150/federico-garcia-lorca-barrio-de-cordoba



En la casa se defienden
de las estrellas.
La noche se derrumba.
Dentro, hay una niña muerta
con una rosa encarnada
oculta en la cabellera.
Seis ruiseñores la lloran
en la reja.

Las gentes van suspirando
con las guitarras abiertas.

* * *


In the house they defend
against the stars.
The night tumbles down.
Inside is a dead little girl
with a flesh-colored rose
hidden in her hair.
Six nightingales weep for her
from the bars of the window.

The folks are sighing
with their guitars open.

* * *

Federico García Lorca

from Poema del Cante Jondo – Poem of the Deep Song,

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