Pedro Mir

(1913 - 2000 / San Pedro de Macorís)

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Pedro Julio Mir Valentín (3 June 1913, San Pedro de Macorís – 11 July 2000, Santo Domingo) was a Dominican poet and writer, named Poet Laureate of the Dominican Republic by Congress in 1984, and a member of the generation of "Independent poets of the 1940s" in Dominican poetry.

His father, a Cuban mechanical engineer, migrated from Cuba to the Dominican Republic in the early ... more »

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what has a great undeniable poet been
but a crystal-clear pool
where a people discover their perfect
What has he been
but a deep garden
where all men recognize themselves
through language?
And what
but the chord of a boundless guitar
where the fingers of the people play
their simple, ...

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