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Poetry Friday: Versos Sencillos (Simple Verses) by Jose Marti

May 2nd, 2008 (05:29 am)
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Yo sè los nombres extraños
De las yerbas y las flores,
Y de mortales engaños,
Y de sublimes dolores.

I know the strange names
Of the herbs and the flowers,
And deadly betrayals,
And sacred sorrows.
- from Versos Sencillos (Simple Verses) by Jose Marti

This poem is quoted at the top of The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom, which is a verse novel written by Margarita Engle.

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Comments

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 2nd, 2008 11:27 am (UTC)
TadMack says:

Wow. Short, but hits hard. Good choice.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 2nd, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
Re: TadMack says:

Thanks!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 2nd, 2008 06:06 pm (UTC)
From a. fortis

Wonderful! Simple but powerful. I posted a non-English-language poem today, too! :)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 2nd, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
Re: From a. fortis

:)

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Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 14th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)

:)

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