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Federico Garcia Lorca: Songs and Ballads
Guernica Editions, Spring 1992
66 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9780920717653
ISBN10: 0920717659
Translated from the Spanish
$15.00 Canada, $15.00 US

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Federico Garcia Lorca regarded his poems, essentially, as verbal music and, in fact, performed each poem many times before he committed it to the pages of a book. “Performance poems,” they were all intended to be spoken, sung, chanted, and not merely read. It is this aspect of Lorca's poetry which Robin Skelton has emphasized in his translations of some of the most delicate lyrics and dramatic narrative poems that Lorca published.
How peaceful is the sky!/ The moon sweeps over the water,/ scything, slowly, slowly/ the ancient trembling river;/ meanwhile a little frog/ believes her to be his mirror.

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