Monday, August 11, 2008

Verde

Federico Garcia Lorca is my favorite poet (with Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson) and in the green environment of the South-West of France, I think of his beautiful poem:
Verde que te quiero verde.
Verde viento. Verdes ramas.
El barco sobre la mar
Y el caballo en la montaña.

19 comments:

P said...

I had to memorize that poem when I was fourteen in my Spanish class. Thank you for reminding me of something I had almost forgotten...

P said...

(It's so lovely.)

Anonymous said...

oh i love lorca too!!!! funny...i am in such a poetry mood lately....and neruda seems just right...especially "Poema 15" (i wish i knew spanish!!!!)
http://www.geocities.com/lospobresdelatierra/textos/poema15.html
ps i even like the brazilian girls...song....http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov0q58AL8OY
nancy

tangobaby said...

Very lush and beautiful. Thank you.

Joanna Goddard said...

beautiful photos xo

Rina said...

que lindo post!, no solo porque el verde es uno de mis colores favoritos sino también porque me encanta Federico García Lorca, La casa de Bernarda Alba!, enloquecí con la obra de teatro. Hermosas las imágenes.

A World in a PAN said...

When I read the name of your post I thought it was about something about the environment .. and as I read I saw it was so much more .. beautiful poem.

Mary-Laure said...

NANCY - I adoooooooooore Neruda too, especially his Odas Elementales.
Thanks for the links!

RINA - pense en ti cuando escribi este post porque vivis en Chile, el pais de Neruda...

My Castle in Spain said...

Muchas gracias ! and what's funny is that last week end, we were discussing with some friends the meaning of the "green" color in Lorca's work (eroticism).
Like every summer Granada is celebrating its poet with a dance and flamenco performance in the beautiful gardens of the Alhambra.
Last year and this year again, Bianca Li presented her superb choreography "Poeta in Nueva York".
I was wondering if by any chance you saw it when she presented it in Paris.

Que tengas un dia lleno de poesia
:-)

the traveler's soul said...

When the night is deserted
when our souls
are caught in the threads
of melancoly and depression
we shall wait for the morning
begging for some light
begging for a sign of love
and stare through the empty
windows of our minds
and listen through the crying
silence of the wind
to these few words
a color
a landscape
the wild animals of our souls
our life's sole solace

Mary-Laure said...

CASTLE IN SPAIN - I would so love to go to Granada!!
I haven't seen Blanca Li's show but would love to; she's very talented.

TRAVELER'SOUL - beautiful poem, thank you... I hope all this green helps you heal your soul.

Anonymous said...

Que lindo que recuerdes a Garcia Lorca

mansuetude said...

Perhaps you glimpse Thoreau's soul; perhaps it has wrapped round the world. I love that we (in all languages) celebrate the same beauty; see it and speak it. Lovely (lush) post.

Mary-Laure said...

MANSUETUDE - I actually adore Thoreau! I feel he's a kindred spirit, and a beautiful writer...

Mrs.French said...

green has never been so beautiful!

Katrina said...

my gosh, this is so lovely. and i'm completely delighted to find your blog. (nice to meet you.)

Mary-Laure said...

KATRINA - it's lovely to meet you too! You have a wonderful blog...

Esti said...

Ese poema se nos queda grabado desde la infancia. A mí me encanta, por su simplicidad y perfección.

iñaki said...

Well it's very nice to hear I am not to be forgotten!
I looooooooooooove verde, es el mejor color para los paisajes! And it makes me feel happy!

xx