Federico García Lorca (1898 -1936) is considered the most important Spanish poet and dramatist. More info on Lorca and some of his poems are available at poets.org. Enjoy.
Sonnet Of The Sweet Complaint
Never let me lose the marvel
of your statue-like eyes, or the accent
the solitary rose of your breath
places on my cheek at night.
I am afraid of being, on this shore,
a branchless trunk, and what I most regret
is having no flower, pulp, or clay
for the worm of my despair.
If you are my hidden treasure,
if you are my cross, my dampened pain,
if I am a dog, and you alone my master,
never let me lose what I have gained,
and adorn the branches of your river
with leaves of my estranged Autumn.
(Translated by John K. Walsh and Francisco Aragon)
another great choice kinna
Thank you. I’m loving selecting poems for Poetry Month!
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