Salvador Espriu

(1913-1985 / Spain)

Xlvi From 'La Pell De Brau' - Poem by Salvador Espriu

Sometimes it is necessary and right
for a man to die for a people.
But a whole people must never die
for a single man:
remember this, Sepharad.
Keep the bridge of dialogue secured
and try to understand and love
the different minds and tongues of all your children.
Let the rain fall drop by drop on the fields
and the air cross the ample fields
like a soft, benevolent hand.
Let Sepharad live forever
in order and in peace, in work,
and in difficult, hard_won
liberty.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 16, 2010



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