Category Archives: Minor Poets

Three Poems About the Mountains

How quick the implacable axe felled to the ground oaks and holm oaks and by the light of darling dawn how bald appears the mountain crest! Where yesterday coppice and wood were rustic thick, enveloped in sweet mystery when mists … Continue reading

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Daniel Pernas Nieto- Seixo Branco

On that peak there a white rock guards the pines in the misty, melancholy moonlight. You, Old Shepherd of the crow-haunted wastes, where by day the lark distils sun to song, have watched your flocks for two thousand years in … Continue reading

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Iglesia Alvariño- Rosalía de Castro

      Rosalía de Castro Oh, the long rain! A dream of grass atop the bridge -Hill peaks, night peaks and many little children. -Turn white, happy white mill, happy spout. -What dreams are the still waters of your eyes … Continue reading

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Dawn II- Iglesias Alvariño

   Ploughline fingers touch through the dawn and wash by the river green pastures. -Ah, my morning girl says wedded she’ll be to a wind like brave youth gusting in from away out over the sea. -Ah, feel the wind … Continue reading

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Daniel Pernas Nieto- A Dream

  Once in a hedgerow as a child sleep took me and I slept a while. I dreamt such things in that short sleep that after I ran from children’s games And seeking out some willow’s shade I tried to dream, … Continue reading

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