Federico García Lorca

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

The Guitar-La Guitarra - Poem by Federico García Lorca

The weeping of the guitar
begins.
The goblets of dawn
are smashed.
The weeping of the guitar
begins.
Useless
to silence it.
Impossible
to silence it.
It weeps monotonously
as water weeps
as the wind weeps
over snowfields.
Impossible
to silence it.
It weeps for distant
things.
Hot southern sands
yearning for white camellias.
Weeps arrow without target
evening without morning
and the first dead bird
on the branch.
Oh, guitar!
Heart mortally wounded
by five swords.

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Empieza el llanto
de la guitarra.
Se rompen las copas
de la madrugada.
Empieza el llanto
de la guitarra.
Es inútil
callarla.
Es imposible
callarla.
Llora monótona
como llora el agua,
como llora el viento
sobre la nevada.
Es imposible
callarla.
Llora por cosas
lejanas.
Arena del Sur caliente
que pide camelias blancas.
Llora flecha sin blanco,
la tarde sin mañana,
y el primer pájaro muerto
sobre la rama.
¡Oh guitarra!
Corazón malherido
por cinco espadas.

Topic(s) of this poem: guitar, music


Comments about The Guitar-La Guitarra by Federico García Lorca

  • (4/6/2019 4:48:00 PM)

    Please don’t read in Spanish You have no idea how to pronounce it Stick to what you know. (Report)Reply

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  • Alisha Castle (1/7/2016 2:05:00 AM)

    Awesome poetry sharing.......... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 29, 2010

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 12, 2015


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