Listen, my child, to the silence., a poem by Federico Garcia Lorca

Listen, my child, to the silence.
It’s an undulating silence,
a silence
that brings valleys and echoes down
and bows foreheads
to the ground.

Federico Garcia Lorca
Scott Keeney, trans
  1. Brilliant poem…thanks for providing the translated poem.

    • Do you know Lorca’s “Cricket Songs” for children based on folk tales of Spain? They awake the original child within before the tragedy of the parents branded their lives. Thanks for visiting word pond, Charles, is it? -all my best, Donna

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