Federico García Lorca

(5 June 1898 – 19 August 1936 / Fuente Vaqueros)

Poems of Federico García Lorca

41. The Song of the Barren Orange Tree 3/29/2010
42. Weeping 1/3/2003

Gacela of the Dark Death

I want to sleep the dream of the apples,
to withdraw from the tumult of cemetries.
I want to sleep the dream of that child
who wanted to cut his heart on the high seas.

I don't want to hear again that the dead do not lose their blood,
that the putrid mouth goes on asking for water.
I don't want to learn of the tortures of the grass,
nor of the moon with a serpent's mouth

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