Poetry

“Gacela of Unforeseen Love” by Federico Garcia Lorca.

No one understood the perfume
of the dark magnolia of your womb.
No one knew that you tormented
a hummingbird of love between your teeth.

A thousand Persian horses fell asleep
in the moonlit plaza of your forehead,
while through four nights I embraced
your waist, enemy of the snow.

Between plaster and jasmins, your glance
was a pale branch of seeds.
I sought in my heart to give you
the ivory letters that say siempre,

siempre, siempre: garden of my agony,
your body elusive always,
the blood of your veins in my mouth,
your mouth already lightless for my death.

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