Federico García Lorca
Federico García Lorca Poems
- Ballad Of The Moon translated by Will Kirkland The ...
- Before The Dawn But like love the archers are blind
- City That Does Not Sleep In the sky there is nobody asleep. ...
- Gacela Of The Dark Death I want to sleep the dream of the ...
- Ditty Of First Desire In the green morning I wanted to be a ...
- Lament For Ignacio Sánchez Mej... 1. Cogida and death At ...
- Little Viennese Waltz In Vienna there are ten little ...
Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca was a Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director. García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27. He may have been shot by anti-communist forces during the Spanish Civil War In 2008, a Spanish judge opened an investigation into Lorca's death. The Garcia Lorca family eventually dropped objections to the excavation of a potential gravesite near Alfacar. However, no human remains were found.
Life and career
García Lorca was born on 5 June 1898, in Fuente Vaqueros, a small town a few miles west of Granada, southern Spain.His father, Federico García ... more »
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''The only things that the United States has given to the world are skyscrapers, jazz, and cocktails. That is all. And in Cuba, in our America, they make much better cocktails.''Federico García Lorca (1898-1936), Spanish poet, playwright. Interview, 1933; published in Obras Completas, vol. 3 (1986). Quoted in Poet in New York,...
''In Spain, the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world.''Federico García Lorca (1898-1936), Spanish poet, playwright. "The Duende: Theory and Divertissement, Appendix 6," Poet in New York (1940).
''To see you naked is to recall the Earth.''Federico García Lorca (1899-1936), Spanish poet, playwright. Casida de la Mujer Tendida.
''New York is something awful, something monstrous. I like to walk the streets, lost, but I recognize that New York is the world's greatest lie. New York is Senegal with machines.''Federico García Lorca (1898-1936), Spanish poet, playwright. Interview, 1931, also published in: Obras Completas, vol. 3 (1986). Quoted in Poet in New...
''Besides black art, there is only automation and mechanization.''Federico García Lorca (1898-1936), Spanish poet, playwright. Interview, 1936, published in Obras Completas, vol. 3 (1986). Quoted in Poet in New York,...
Ballad Of The Moon
translated by Will Kirkland
The moon came into the forge
in her bustle of flowering nard.
The little boy stares at her, stares.
The boy is staring hard.
In the shaken air
the moon moves her amrs,
and shows lubricious and pure,
her breasts of hard tin.
"Moon, moon, moon, run!
If the gypsies come,
they will use your heart
to make white necklaces and rings."
"Let me dance, my little one.
When the gypsies come,
they'll find you on the anvil
with your lively eyes closed tight.
"Moon, moon, moon, run!
I can feelheir horses ...