Raúl Zurita Poems
- From Sunday Morning XXXVIII Over the cliffs of the hillside:...
- The Desert Of Atacama V Speak of the whistle of Atacama ...
- The Desert Of Atacama Vii i. Let's look then at the Desert ...
- The Desert Of Atacama Vi Arid plains do not dream ...
- The Desert (4) [The desert cri...
- The Desert (3) [From far off i...
- The Desert (2) [There's a ship...
Raúl Zurita Canessa (born 1950) is a Chilean poet. He won the Chilean National Prize for Literature in 2000.
Raúl Zurita was born in Santiago de Chile in 1950, where he spent his childhood and school years. In 1967 he began his studies of Civil Engineering at the Federico Santa María Technical University in Valparaiso as well as Mathematics at the School of Technical Engineering in Santiago. When on 11 September 1973, Chile’s socialist’s government was overthrown by a military coup, Raúl Zurita was arrested and detained with almost one thousand others in the hold of a ship; a traumatic experience for the then 22-years-old. Zurita spent four years earning his living as a computer ... more »
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From Sunday Morning
Over the cliffs of the hillside: the sun
then below in the valley
the earth covered with flowers
Zurita enamored friend
takes in the sun of photosynthesis
Zurita will now never again be friend
since 7 P.M. it's been getting dark
Night is the insane asylum of the plants
Enclosed with the four walls of
a bathroom: I looked up at the ceiling
and began to clean the walls and
the floor the sink all of it
You see: Outside the sky was God
and he was sucking at my soul —believe me!
I wiped my weeping eyes
In the narrow ...