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Gacela de la muerte oscura

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I want to sleep the sleep of apples,
far away from the uproar of cemetaries.
I want to sleep the sleep of that child
who wanted to cut his heart out on the sea.

I don’t want to hear that the dead lose no blood,
that the decomposed mouth is still begging for water.
I don’t want to find out about grass-given martyrdoms,
or the snake-mouthed moon that works before dawn.

I want to sleep just a moment,
a moment, a minute, a century.
But let it be known that I have not died:
that there is a stable of gold in my lips,
that I am the West Wind’s little friend,
that I am the enormous shadow of my tears.

Wrap me at dawn in a veil,
for she will hurl fistfuls of ants;
sprinkle my shoes with hard water
so her scorpion’s sting will slide off.

Because I want to sleep the sleep of apples
and learn a lament that will cleanse me of earth;
because I want to live with that dark child
who wanted to cut his heart out on the sea.

(Federico Garcia Lorca)

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Written by George Maru

30 Oktober 2007 at 21:40

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  1. Unbelievable! Dis presies hoe ek vandag voel!!! Wat beteken “Gacela de la muerte oscura”??

    René

    31 Oktober 2007 at 8:44

  2. Sjoe! Stunning! Ek wil meer hiervan lees.

    sonkind

    31 Oktober 2007 at 20:55

  3. René, dit is die titel van een van sy gedigte, “Ghazal of a dark death”.

    Sonkind, hierdie gedig van hom is ook baie cool. Leonard Cohen het ‘n song daarvan gemaak.

    George Maru

    1 November 2007 at 21:48

  4. Dankie George – gelukkig voel ek beter vandag! Dis regtig ‘n baie mooi en “donker” gedig!!

    René

    2 November 2007 at 10:37


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