Category Archives: Late 20th Century

Sweet Dreams

María Teresa González     Sweet dreams Have sweet dreams Even if they are not of me And you are not at my side. May the gods favour you With a rich harvest where Love is handsomely sown. On your journey find … Continue reading

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Neo Romantizo: turning Romantic again

So far as life cures its own wound in me It reminds me of a thirst I didn’t have- A desire for channels and wells Where a voice bubbles up to be torn by the wind. There were never words … Continue reading

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Xosé Antonio García- Alcordances d’un Home Muertu

XVI What does it matter who I am, if from birth I have been lighted by darkest night? Magical is the life of dreaming and fantasy: I am the sprite with the enchanting call, Emperor of the earth and the … Continue reading

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Ánxel Fole- Charon

After spending  two years in the mountain village, I arrived in Lugo one rainy afternoon in February.  I ensconced myself in the foyer of the España cinema on the old Rúa do Progreso.  Two old friends were there: Vicentiño and … Continue reading

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Carlos Casares- Like Wolves

Carlos Casares:  from Vento Ferido (Vigo: Galaxia, 2010) first published 1967 Like Wolves Well, it’s all over now and no odd job man can come and put it right and it is best to keep mum just in case, because they … Continue reading

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Uxío Novoneyra: Os Eidos

I came back from Santiago last month with a copy of Novoneyra’s Os Eidos- Libro del Courel.  I was won over by the poet’s simplicity: Leaves fall…                           … Continue reading

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Ramon Piñeiro: Philosophy of Saudade Part II

Saudade in Rosalía Ramón Piñeiro can be a little dry.  If you prefer the poetry, skip to the end and read the examples of Rosalía: they are bleak! Besides the forms of solitude Rosalía speaks of explicitly- the loneliness of … Continue reading

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Saudade- Ramón Piñeiro

This is part of an essay by Ramón Piñeiro in his book Filosofía da Saudade.  The word is very difficult to translate.  Piñeiro says that it is not the same as angst or melancholy, although there are certainly some common … Continue reading

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