Declaring Poem by Federico García Lorca


Rating: 2.7

Find them a conscience declared in
an absolute casual
sun, find them a feat
declared by the happy
Absolute windows, absolute little lives
Always tell a wall, letter throne
stone desk-life, as it may
That which through
a cautious power dwells, accidental and passing

Bernard F. Asuncion 02 May 2017

Cautious power...... thanks for posting.....

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Tom Allport 02 May 2017

a poem of the power ballot box maybe? ............well penned.

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Lantz Pierre 02 May 2017

It's really annoying that this site has no allowance for lines that don't begin with the first letter at the extreme left margin. Garcia Lorca's intended layout of this poem has been thoroughly corrupted by the by the crappy default settings of the text box here. Without the correct visual flow the poem loses a lot of its immediate impact. And I think this poem relies on that immediacy quite a bit. This is not a fully logical presentation. There should be a telling balance between the authoritarian feel of the language and the more flowing choreography of the lay-out on the page. When everything is left-justified that nuance is completely lost, and the poem falters. There needs to be that delicacy between meaning and vision to draw out the emotive impact. As it is presented here the non-sense surrealism, couched in harsh, biting phrases loses the brilliance of the dance exhibited in the way Garcia Lorca indented these lines and moved the readers eye with rhythm and playfulness that contributes to the overall impression the piece should elicit in the reader. It's a pity. It amounts to the same as editing the actual words. This is a perversion of how this poem should live on the page.

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Edward Kofi Louis 02 May 2017

Accidental and passing! ! Thanks for sharing.

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Anil Kumar Panda 02 May 2017

About absolute power....Thanks for posting.

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Jimmy wa frank kathumba 24 March 2019

Zonse zambwino

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 May 2018

MyNOTES: MODERN Poem Of The Day, eralier below I wrote a mistake, that must be MODERN Poem and not as I earlier mentioned below. Thank you.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 May 2018

This poem misses many things, especially The ORIGINAL FORM of this world famous poem of Ferderico Garcia Lorca. Thank you for your attention, regards from sad Sylvia FC, Dutch Poetess.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 May 2018

This poem reads very odd and is incomplete, therefore it does not deserve a posting here, because I cannot write a feedback, a conclusion or just a pretty comment since I cannot read this poem of the world famous FREDERICO GARCIA LORCA. I am saddest about that, truly very very sad. CONGRATS for being chosen as the Classic Poem Of The Day!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 May 2018

TWO: default settings of the text box here. Thank you so much, Lantz! Truly, a greatest relief for me.

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