Federico García Lorca

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Federico García Lorca
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City That Does Not Sleep

Rating: 3.3
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,
and the man who rushes out with his spirit broken will meet on the
street corner
the unbelievable alligator quiet beneath the tender protest of the
stars.

Nobody is asleep on earth. Nobody, nobody.
Nobody is asleep.
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Jovana Backovic 10 October 2019
Hi does anyone know who translated this
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Adeeb Alfateh 22 September 2019
Nobody is sleeping in the sky. Nobody, nobody. Nobody is sleeping. If someone does close his eyes, a whip, boys, a whip! Let there be a landscape of open eyes and bitter wounds on fire. great write 10++++
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Castellenas John 01 April 2019
Amazing poetry by the talented writer. The words alive and filled with the energy of the city.
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Fabian Zamudio 01 May 2018
I read a few and so far it is really good poetry
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Lilly 11 January 2018
I love poems ?????? lol
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Ernest Makuakua 27 January 2016
Nobody is sleeping in the sky. Nobody, nobody. Nobody is sleeping. If someone does close his eyes, a whip, boys, a whip! Let there be a landscape of open eyes and bitter wounds on fire. No one is sleeping in this world. No one, no one. I have said it before. BEAUTIFULLY SAID CANT SAY IT ANY MORE THANKS FOR SHARING
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May be some ideas having such resemblance of inner struggles the theme of the poem not well understood.
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Mackenzie Yates 05 January 2014
I'm throwing in the idea that maybe Federico Garcia Lorca, considering his rebellious liberal views, constructed this poem to warn a certain political party or group of followers. He's telling them to not sleep, or be unaware, because there is still danger of prosecution in their wake. Evidence for this includes the fact that he says Does Not Sleep rather than Doesnt which implies that it's an order and not just a fluffy poem. Also, lines 25-29 (One day, The horses will live in saloons...) suggests an attack plan to followers in a code that uses animals as code names. Just a thought.
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Paulette Turcotte 30 December 2013
Who was the translator of this version of City That Does Not Sleep?
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Stephen Loomes 01 October 2013
The city is in Lorca's mind, where he was condemned to wander endlessly without sleep; poet's notebook in hand
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