Sunday, May 2, 2010

Musical Instrument

- Luis Cernuda
Translated by Stephen Kessler

If the Arab musician
Plucks the lute strings
With an eagle quill
To awaken the notes,

What hand plucks
With what bird's quill
The wound in you
That awakens the word?


  1. Doesn't this one remind you of Rumi? I'm interested in reading more of Cernuda's poetry -- there are a few of his poems up on, and he writes with a directness and an intensity that make me want to read more...

  2. I would be flattened if all websites gave articles like that.
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