Sunday, July 25, 2010

Gacela of Unforseen Love, by Lorca

No one understood the perfume
of the dark magnolia of your womb.
Nobody knew that you tormented
a hummingbird of love between your teeth.

A thousand Persian little horses fell asleep
in the plaza with moon of your forehead,
while through four nights I embraced
your waist, enemy of snow.

Between plaster and jasmine, your glance
was a pale branch of seeds.
I sought in my heart to give you
the ivory letters that say "siempre",

"siempre", "siempre" : garden of my agony,
your body elusive always,
that blood of your veins in my mouth,
your mouth already lightness for my death.


Written by Frederico Garcia Lorca

12 comments:

  1. yes, lorca's body of work and this poem in
    particular just slays my heart. thank you J.

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  2. Wrenching, yearning, Love.

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  3. Frederico is an incredible poet presence.
    His poetry, words embody the threshing floor
    of love.

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  4. The image the line "a hummingbird of love between your teeth." just does not escape my mind. I may have to go read more of Lorca somehow.

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  5. Frederico is a supernaturally spiritual
    and erotic poet. Please do read more
    of his poetry, on line or better yet
    buy a slim volume of his work.

    Thank you.

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  6. So pretty.
    Thank you for your lovely comment, dear. xx

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  7. thank you for visiting maz - I enjoyed
    your blog.

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  8. Wonderful...Thanks for sharing

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  9. And thank you Jeeves, for taking the time
    to comment.

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  10. thanks so much belle for your comment.
    please forgive my delay in replying.

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