The chosen Poems of Federico García Lorca has brought generations of yank readers to enchanting poetry seeing that 1955. Lorca (1898-1937) is prominent world wide for the lyricism, immediacy and readability of his poetry, in addition to for his skill to surround recommendations of the symbolist circulation with deeper mental shadings. yet Lorca's poems are, so much of all, well known for his or her good looks. Undercurrents of his significant influences--Spanish people traditions from his local Andalusia and Granada, gypsy ballads, and his pals the surrealists Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel--stream all through Lorca's paintings. Poets represented the following as translators are as different as Stephen Spender, Langston Hughes, Ben Belitt, William Jay Smith, and W.S. Merwin.
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Over your white eyes flicker shadows and napping fish. Birds and butterflies lacquer mine. You so minute and that i so tall. Flower of affection. Narcissus. How lively the frogs are! they won't depart by myself the glass which mirrors your delirium and mine. Narcissus. My sorrow. And my sorrow’s self. W IL L IA M JA Y SM ITH IN A N O T H E R MODE The bonfire areas at the box of afternoon the horns of a maddened deer. the entire valley stretches out. The little wind is prancing on its ridges. The air turns crystal less than the smoke. —A cat’s eye, unhappy and yellow—. fifty seven Yo, en mis ojos, paseo por las ramas. Las ramas se pasean por el rio. Llegan mis cosas esenciales. Son estribillos de estribillos. Entre los j uncos y los angeles baja tarde, ique raro que me llame Federico! CANCION IN U T IL Rosa futura y vena contenida, amatista de ayer y brisa de ahora mismo, j quiero olvidarlas! Hombre y pez en sus medios, bajo cosas flotantes, esperando en el alga o en l. a. silla su noche, j quiero olvidarlas! Yo. iSolo yo! Labrando l. a. bandeja donde no ira mi cabeza. jSolo yo! DOS M ARINOS E N los angeles ORILLA 1 Se trajo en el corazon un pez del Mar de los angeles China. fifty eight I, in my eyes, stroll during the boughs. The boughs stroll in the course of the river. they arrive to me, my crucial issues. they're refrains of refrains. right here within the reeds within the overdue afternoon, how unusual to be named Federico! LYSANDER okay E M P dead SO N G destiny rose and held vein, amethyst of the day before today and breeze of this second, i need to overlook them! guy and fish of their medium, lower than floating issues, ready, within the algae or within the chair, their evening, i need to overlook them! I. I by myself! Hammering the tray to be able to no longer undergo my head. I by myself! w. s. TW O SAILORS O N T H E seashore 1 He wears in his middle a fish from the China Sea. fifty nine M ERW IN A veces se ve cruzar diminuto por sus ojos. Olvida siendo marino los bares y las naranjas. Mira al agua. 2 Tenia l. a. lengua de jabon. Lavo sus palabras y se callo. Mundo piano, mar rizado, cien estrellas y su barco. Vio los balcones del Papa y los pechos dorados de las cubanas. Mira al agua. ANS1A DE E ST A T U A Rumor. Aunque no quede mas que el rumor. Aroma. Aunque no quede mas que el aroma. Pero arranca de mi el recuerdo y el colour de las viejas horas. 60 At occasions one sees it crossing, decreased, in his eyes. Being seaman he forgets bars and oranges. He appears to be like on the water. 2 He had a soapy tongue. He washed his phrases and was once nonetheless. point international, hilly sea, 100 stars and his send. He observed the balconies of the Pope and the golden breasts of the Cuban ladies. He appears to be like on the water. DONALD JE N ok S wish OF A ST A T U E Rumor. notwithstanding not anything may well stay however the rumor. smell. although not anything could stay however the smell. yet tear out of me the reminiscence and the colour of the outdated hours. sixty one. Dolor. Frente al magico y vivo dolor. Batalla. En los angeles autentica y sucia batalla. jPero quita l. a. gente invisible que rodea perenne mi casa! CANCION D EL N A R A N JO SECO Lenador. Cortame l. a. sombra. Librame del suplicio de verme sin toronjas. <|Por que naci entre espejos? El dia me da vueltas, y l. a. noche me copia en todas sus estrellas.