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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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An Afternoon in Spring

Antonio Machado’s poem “An Afternoon in Spring.” I don’t understand it. Do you? Continue reading

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You See, You Hear

In this Christmas post, I am thinking of you sitting at home with a brandy in your hand.  I want to share with you some of the sounds of the poetry we have been talking about.  And with that in … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s sonnets

This week I took a rest from considering Novoneyra, the mountains and the countryside and gave myself up to Reading Shakespeare The sonnets start with a series in which the poet argues with a young man who is wasting his … Continue reading

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Novoneyra and the Shepherd’s Calendar

Two poets look at a disappearing landscape, from distant points in time. Continue reading

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R.S. Thomas: Wales and Galicia

Two books published in 1952 and 1953 show the connections between Galicia and Wales, R.S. Thomas and Novoneyra. Continue reading

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Novoneyra and Saudade

The roots of Novoneyra in Galician Saudade: yearning. Continue reading

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