Federico García Lorca Poems

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1.
Ballad Of The Moon

translated by Will Kirkland

The moon came into the forge
in her bustle of flowering nard.
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2.
Before The Dawn

But like love
the archers
are blind
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3.
City That Does Not Sleep

In the sky there is nobody asleep. Nobody, nobody.
Nobody is asleep.
The creatures of the moon sniff and prowl about their cabins.
The living iguanas will come and bite the men who do not dream,
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4.
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.
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5.
Ditty Of First Desire

In the green morning
I wanted to be a heart.
A heart.
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6.
Little Viennese Waltz

In Vienna there are ten little girls,
a shoulder for death to cry on,
and a forest of dried pigeons.
There is a fragment of tomorrow
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7.
Lament For Ignacio Sánchez Mejías

1. Cogida and death

At five in the afternoon.
It was exactly five in the afternoon.
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8.
Arbolé, Arbolé

Tree, tree
dry and green.
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9.
Dawn

Dawn in New York has
four columns of mire
and a hurricane of black pigeons
splashing in the putrid waters.
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10.
Las Seis Cuerdas

La guitarra,
hace llorar a los sueños.
El sollozo de las almas
perdidas,
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