WTF is Lorca on about?

Opinions, please.

Trebots @ Thursday May 9th 2013 12:32

Putting together an organ-song based on "Gacela del amor imprevisto" late last night, the question did cross my mind:

Nadie comprendía el perfume
de la oscura magnolia de tu vientre.
Nadie sabía que martirizabas
un colibrí de amor entre los dientes.

Mil caballitos persas se dormían
en la plaza con luna de tu frente,
mientras que yo_enlazaba cuatro noches
tu cintura, enemiga de la nieve.

Entre yeso y jazmines, tu mirada
era un pálido ramo de simientes.
Yo busqué, para darte, por mi pecho
las letras de marfil que dicen siempre.

Siempre, siempre: jardín de mi agonía,
tu cuerpo fugitivo para siempre,
la sangre de tus venas en mi boca,
tu boca ya sin luz para mi muerte.

Mirjam Schneider plays up the Islamic roots, for me it recalls Western Asian animist traditions involving wild men dressing up as wild beasts and biting through the jugulars of sheep and goats, while someone says it is simply Lorca and fellow-vanguardist José Antonio giving each other a blowjob.

I'm not saying he's as bad as Joyce, who in Finnegans wake has simply lost his mind, but anything vaguer than Confessions of an English Opium-Eater needs an editor IMHO.

  • Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1) Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum addiction and its effect on his life. The Confessions was "the first major work De Quincey published and the one which won him fame almost overnight..."
  • Federico García Lorca (34) Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca was a Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director.
  • Finnegans Wake (1) Finnegans Wake is a novel by Irish writer James Joyce that is significant for its experimental style -- as well as its resulting reputation as one of the most difficult works of fiction in the English language. Written in Paris over a period of seventeen years, and published in 1939, two years before the author's death, Finnegans Wake was Joyce's final work. The entire book is written in a largely idiosyncratic language, consisting of a mixture of standard English lexical items and neologistic multilingual puns and portmanteau words, which many critics believe were attempts to recreate the experience of sleep and dreams. Due to the work's expansive linguistic experiments, stream of consciousness writing style, literary allusions, free dream associations, and abandonment of narrative conventions, Finnegans Wake remains largely unread by the general public.
  • Ghazal (1) The ghazal is a poetic form consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, with each line sharing the same meter. A ghazal may be understood as a poetic expression of both the pain of loss or separation and the beauty of love in spite of that pain. The form is ancient, originating in 6th-century Arabic verse. It is derived from the Arabian panegyric qasida. The structural requirements of the ghazal are similar in stringency to those of the Petrarchan sonnet. In style and content it is a genre that has proved capable of an extraordinary variety of expression around its central themes of love and separation. It is one of the principal poetic forms which the Indo-Perso-Arabic civilization offered to the eastern Islamic world.
  • Homoeroticism (1)
  • José Antonio Primo de Rivera (3) Don José Antonio Primo de Rivera y Sáenz de Heredia, 1st Duke of Primo de Rivera, 3rd Marquis of Estella, Grandee of Spain was a Spanish lawyer, nobleman, politician, and founder of the Falange Española. He was executed by the Spanish republican government during the course of the Spanish Civil War.
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