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Poem of the Day

Casida of the Dark Doves

Federico García Lorca (Translated by Michelle Cliff)

    On the branches of a laurel tree
    I saw two dark doves.
    One was the sun.
    The other the moon.
    'Little neighbours,' I said to them:
    'Where is my grave?'
    'In my tail,' said the sun.
    'In my throat,' said the moon.
    And I who was walking
    with the earth around my waist
    saw two snow-white eagles
    and a naked girl.
    One was the other
    and the girl was neither.
    'Little eagles,' I said to them:
    'Where is my grave?'
    'In my tail,' said the sun.
    'In my throat,' said the moon.
    On the branches of a laurel tree
    I saw two naked doves.
    One was the other
    and both were neither.
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