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Misreading and Noriega Varela

Humble song Sweet-smelling April breeze Ethereal clouds Go with you. Humble stone Lost in mud Wounded by sun Becomes a star. Black branches Touching sky Paint themselves Celestial blue. Drop of dew Trembling light I see sun Inside you Humble … Continue reading

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By the River

Ó Longo das Ribeiras Yearning along the water’s edge I go, my girl. Where are the boats and flowers? The rivers head nowhere now. Far distance and sea don’t exist. It is all right here and clear. The hour is … Continue reading

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Privacy Matters

This is a short note to let my subscribers understand my position on the new privacy law. I am not going to be sending out one of those advice notices that you probably delete instantly without reading, just as I … Continue reading

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Ultreya: the Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments of the Galician Youth Movement Ultreya   – Porque amo a Galiza con toda a miña ialma, adicareille os meus millores esforzos pra tornala eternamente feliz. Since I love Galicia with all my heart, I shall dedicate my … Continue reading

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Ammiel in the Mountains

What is political writing? What is political reading?
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Noriega: trees and language

It is a rivulet running Sheltered through the shade Of some dense pine wood: Take this cover and it dies Before it can reach the valley. I am thinking about this verse today.  Noriega is talking about his own language, … Continue reading

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Our Language: Novoneyra and Noriega Varela

Our Language The mountain man is coming now. Why?  Oh dear heart!  He is blind- He cannot see past the veil: He is coming to speak Gallego He is coming so that Gallego can live. Our language is a little … Continue reading

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