Tag Archives: Rosalía

Vanessa Gutiérrez- The House

The House In memory of the runaway (fugáu) Ladino Suárez Four decades on He came back to the homeland of his dead To pay the debt he contracted With burnt blood. How much pain there was amongst the ivy That … 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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Rosalía de Castro: Word and Idea

Word and idea- a chasm gapes Between them, sublime orator. If you once loved, tell me: when you loved Is it not true you lost your tongue? And in your hate did you not keep Silent the ice of your … Continue reading

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Rosalía de Castro- The Oak Trees

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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Rosalía de Castro- I loved you so much

“I loved you so much, my girl, Such love I had for you For me you were moon White dawn and bright sun; Clean water in a fresh fountain, Rose in the garden of God; My chest’s soft breathing Life … Continue reading

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Rosalía de Castro- Nasín cando as prantas nasen

I was born when the plants come out In the month of flowers was I born, One easy early morning One early April morning. That’s why they call me Rose Of the sorrowful smile, With thorns for everyone But not … Continue reading

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