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Federico García Lorca

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

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  • Jlynne Thompson (11/3/2013 12:12:00 AM)

    I'm a fan of Lorca as well and new to the site. Is there a way to request a poem be added?

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  • Kate Hobbs (5/26/2013 9:08:00 AM)

    Can anyone tell me the name of Federico Lorca's poem which contains the words tell my friends that I am dead.....I am wrapped in that blue ground that is the my... Or something similar.

    Many thanks

  • fleur de lys (7/26/2009 4:27:00 PM)

    For the most unforgettable and exquisite verse by the great Lorca you can't go past 'Sonnet', published here in Spanish as 'Soneto'.

  • Jay Warier (7/19/2009 10:56:00 AM)

    Lorca is one of my favorites.He really can cast a magical spell on us! And the moon comes back again and again in his lines! What a bliss he offers the reader!

  • Will Barber (2/28/2007 3:15:00 AM)

    A real artist - and I wish more of his works were available on this site - with or without translation.

    Garcia Lorca spoke for poetic and human liberty - but opponents of human liberty might have murdered him in any age, including our own.

    I'm serious - Falangism is a state of mind, in which all artists are at risk.

Ballad of the Moon

translated by Will Kirkland

The moon came into the forge
in her bustle of flowering nard.
The little boy stares at her, stares.
The boy is staring hard.
In the shaken air
the moon moves her amrs,
and shows lubricious and pure,

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