Tag Archives: Saudade

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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Memories- Noriega Varela

Oh divine Yearning!  I will show you Companions, if it is true you really want them. They are like roses cut from rosebushes, Little stars dropped from heaven. They are the memories of pretty shepherdesses, Of fascinating magical creatures, Who … 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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Blanco Amor- Love Spell

I leant against a green pine Counting on protection Not so much from rain and sky As from the spell on me. I sought comfort in the air And the air just whisked away; I asked advice of the waters … Continue reading

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Blanco Amor: Saudade

I set off one early morning Maybe never to return Brown autumn leaves were milling And rolling over the ground Brown leaves of autumn lying beneath my walking feet. I set my sight on the distance Without once turning my … Continue reading

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