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To JośE MarίA Palacio

Rating: 3.1

Palacio, good friend,
is spring there
showing itself on branches of black poplars
by the roads and river? On the steeps
of the high Duero, spring is late,
but so soft and lovely when it comes!
Are there a few new leaves
on the old elms?
The acacias must still be bare,
and the mountain peaks snow-filled.

Oh the massed pinks and whites
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Ray A Burleigh 29 March 2020

My Spanish friend, Mariano Gonzales y Perez, of Madrid said simply “we treasure this man, above all others.” So hearing and seeing him thus I thank god and all of you at Poem Hunter for keeping Machado’s soul alive.

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