Federico García Lorca

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

Federico García Lorca Poems

41. City That Does Not Sleep 1/3/2003
42. Before The Dawn 1/3/2003
43. Ballad Of The Moon 1/3/2003

Comments about Federico García Lorca

  • Will Barber (2/28/2007 3:15:00 AM)

    A real artist - and I wish more of his works were available on this site - with or without translation.

    Garcia Lorca spoke for poetic and human liberty - but opponents of human liberty might have murdered him in any age, including our own.

    I'm serious - Falangism is a state of mind, in which all artists are at risk.

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Best Poem of Federico García Lorca

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 ...

Read the full of Ballad Of The Moon

Before The Dawn

But like love
the archers
are blind

Upon the green night,
the piercing saetas
leave traces of warm
lily.

The keel of the moon
breaks through purple clouds
and their quivers
fill with dew.

Ay, but like love
the archers
are blind!

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