Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Tuesday Platform

[To Find A Kiss Of Yours]

by Federico García Lorca - 1898-1936

To find a kiss of yours
what would I give
A kiss that strayed from your lips
dead to love

My lips taste
the dirt of shadows     

To gaze at your dark eyes
what would I give
Dawns of rainbow garnet
fanning open before God— 

The stars blinded them
one morning in May

And to kiss your pure thighs
what would I give
Raw rose crystal
sediment of the sun

(Translated by Sarah Arvio)

[Por encontrar un beso tuyo] Spanish Version

Por encontrar un beso tuyo,
¿qué daría yo?
¡Un beso errante de tu boca
muerta para el amor!

(Tierra de sombra
come mi boca.)

Por contemplar tus ojos negros,
¿qué daría yo?
¡Auroras  de carbunclos irisados
abiertas frente a Dios!

(Las estrellas los cegaron
una mañana de mayo.)

Y por besar tus muslos castos,
¿qué daría yo?
(Cristal de rosa primitiva,
sedimento de sol.)

Born on June 5, 1898, in Fuente Vaqueros, Granada province, Spain, Federico Garcia Lorca was the most influential and popular poet of Spanish literature in the 20th century. He possessed quite a unique style of writing in which he liked to make use of various symbols in order to convey the meaning behind his work. 

Throughout his writing journey he used vast amount of metaphors as powerful literary tools. Whereas in terms of themes, Lorca’s work consisted of folklore and fables combined with a modernist sensibility of despair and depth of soul or heart.

I am also including one of my favorite songs by Sixpence None The Richer:

Welcome to the Tuesday Platform, the weekly open stage for sharing poems in the Imaginary Garden. Please link up a poem, old or new, and spend some time this week visiting the offerings of our fellow writers.



Marian said...

Hello, friends!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Marian; Hellooo pretty woman! 😍 Heading over to read you ❤️

Lori said...

What a great poem and song pairing!

Jui said...

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful poem. I enjoyed reading it very much.
- Jui Positive Cookies

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Lori; Thank you so much, so glad you enjoyed it!❤️

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Jui; Thank you so much, and welcome to the Imaginary Garden ❤️

brudberg said...

Hello all... it's late here, so I will get back and read tomorrow...

Linda Lee Lyberg said...

Hello Sanaa- Sharing my Walk in the Park!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Hi kids, I am happily back home and back at my desk, after a jaunt to the farm, where I was awash in dogs and horses and a sweet sensitive white wolf who has claimed my heart. Today's poem makes me think of her.

Margaret said...

I will read a few tonight and the rest tomorrow night - I'm taking my two girls to the airport tomorrow (but we had a lovely time together over the weekend... ) Hate to see them leave.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Bjorn; Loved your poem! See you on the poetry trail!❤️

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Linda; Thank you so much, I really enjoyed walking with you!❤️

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Sherry; Such an evocative share, I too could feel the emotions ❤️

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Margaret; Sigh .. parting is always bitter-sweet. Heading over to read you ❤️

Frank J. Tassone said...

Evening, Garden dwellers! Thanks, Sanaa!

robkistner said...

Late to the garden party. Been on a walk in paradise. Gonna share it with you here.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Frank; Thank you so much for linking in, loved your poem! ❤️

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Rob; It's never too late. Thank you so much for sharing with us ❤️

Margaret said...

I commented on the "Summer's End" challenge and now am off to keep up with my challenge posted today here at Toads but I will be back to visit and comment here on Friday...

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Margaret; I completely understand 😊 it’s good to catch up on our own time and pace so as to enjoy everyone’s poems. I absolutely loved your prompt today and enjoyed writing to it ❤️