Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | September 25, 2008

POEM OF THE DAY: Ditty of First Desire

by Federico Garcia Lorca (1898 – 1936).

Ditty of First Desire

 

In the green morning

I wanted to be a heart.

A heart.

 

And in the ripe evening

I wanted to be a nightingale.            5

A nightingale.

 

(Soul,

turn orange-colored.

Soul,

turn the color of love.)                     10

 

In the vivid morning

I wanted to be myself.

A heart.

 

And at the evening’s end

I wanted to be my voice.                  15

A nightingale.

 

Soul,

turn orange-colored.

Soul,

turn the color of love.                      20

 

Notes:

http://www.imagi-nation.com/moonstruck/clsc67.html

http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/federico_garcia_lorca/biography


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