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Love: Pablo Neruda / Ryan Pickart

Love. Because of you, in gardens of blossoming Flowers I ache from the perfumes of spring. I have forgotten your face, I no longer Remember your hands; how did your lips Feel on mine? Because of you, I love the white statues Drowsing in the parks, the white statues that Have neither voice nor sight. … Continue reading

All love letters are Ridiculous: Fernando Pessoa

All love letters are Ridiculous. They wouldn’t be love letters if they weren’t Ridiculous. In my time I also wrote love letters Equally, inevitably Ridiculous. Love letters, if there’s love, Must be Ridiculous. But in fact Only those who’ve never written Love letters Are Ridiculous. If only I could go back To when I wrote … Continue reading

To The Nightingale : Jorge Luis Borges / Edmund Dulac

On what secret night in England Or by the incalculable constant Rhine, Lost among all the nights of my nights, Carried to my unknowing ear Your voice, burdened with mythology, Nightingale of Virgil, of the Persians? Perhaps I never heard you, yet my life I bound to your life, inseparably. A wandering spirit is your … Continue reading

The Nobodies: Eduardo Galeano / Carol Munder

Fleas dream of buying themselves a dog, and nobodies dream of escaping poverty: that one magical day good luck will suddenly rain down on them—will rain down in buckets. But good luck doesn’t rain down yesterday, today, tomorrow, or ever. Good luck doesn’t even fall in a fine drizzle, no matter how hard the nobodies … Continue reading

Frida Kahlo : An Intimate Self Portrait / Love letters

“Understanding the glances of our closed eyes. You are here, intangible and you are all the universe which I shape into the space of my room. Your absence springs trembling in the ticking of the clock, in the pulse of light; you breathe through the mirror. From you to my hands, I caress your entire … Continue reading

Happy New Year – Julio Cortazar

Look, I don’t ask much, just your hand, to hold it like a little frog who’d sleep there happily. I need that door you gave me for coming into your world, that little chunk of green sugar, of a lucky ring. Can’t you just spare me your hand tonight at the end of a year … Continue reading

Jacques Prévert: Immense et rouge

Immense et rouge Au-dessus du Grand Palais Le soleil d’hiver apparaît Et disparaît comme lui mon coeur va disparaître Et tout mon sang va s’en aller S’en aller à ta recherche Mon amour Ma beauté Et te trouver Là où tu es.   Music from the film Three colours directed by Kyzysztof Kieslowski,  Zbigniew Preisner – … Continue reading

Jorge Luis Borges por Italo Calvino

La fortuna de Jorge Luis Borges en Italia tiene ya una historia de treinta años: comienza en realidad en 1955, fecha de la primera traducción de Ficciones, bajo el título La biblioteca di Babele en las ediciones Einaudi, y culmina hoy con la edición de su obra completa en los «Meridiani» Mondadori. Que yo recuerde … Continue reading

I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair – Pablo Neruda

J’ai faim de tes cheveux, de ta voix, de ta bouche, sans manger je vais par les rues, et je me tais, sans le soutien du pain, et dès l’aube hors de moi je cherche dans le jour la bruit d’eau de tes pas. Je suis affamé de ton rire de cascade, et de tes … Continue reading

Juan Gelman : a poet , a writer, a journalist

Juan Gelman (3 May 1930 – 14 January 2014) was an Argentine poet. He published more than twenty books of poetry between 1956 and his death in early 2014. Gelman received the Cervantes Prize in 2007, the most important in Spanish literature. His works celebrate life but are also tempered with social and political commentary and reflect his own … Continue reading

La Flûte enchantée – Die Zauberflöte / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Magic Flute (German: Die Zauberflöte, K. 620) is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. The work is in the form of a Singspiel, a popular form that included both singing and spoken dialogue. The work premiered in 1791 at Schikaneder’s theatre, theFreihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna. Act 1 Scene 1: A rough, rocky landscape Tamino, a handsome prince who … Continue reading

I Have Dreamed of You So Much – Robert Desnos / Richard Diebenkorn

I have dreamed of you so much that you are no longer real. Is there still time for me to reach your breathing body, to kiss your mouth and make your dear voice come alive again? I have dreamed of you so much that my arms, grown used to being crossed on my chest as … Continue reading

Two English Poems to a woman- Jorge Luis Borges

“I inscribe this book to I.J.: English, innumerable and an Angel. Also: I offer her that kernel of myself that I have saved, somehow – the central heart that deals not in words, traffics not with dreams and is untouched by time, by joy, by adversities” TWO ENGLISH POEMS Por Jorge Luis Borges (1934) I. The … Continue reading

Giuseppe Verdi: The Italian born a Frenchman

Addio, del passato bei sogni ridenti, Le rose del volto già son pallenti; L’amore d’Alfredo pur esso mi manca, Conforto, sostegno dell’anima stanca Ah, della traviata sorridi al desio; A lei, deh, perdona; tu accoglila, o Dio, Or tutto finì. Le gioie, i dolori tra poco avran fine, La tomba ai mortali di tutto è … Continue reading

El infierno tan temido – Juan Carlos Onetti / Piazzolla

El infierno tan temido es una película argentina de 1980, dirigida por Raúl de la Torre y protagonizada por Graciela Borges y Alberto de Mendoza. Se estrenó en Buenos Aires el 7 de agosto de 1980 y fue ganadora del Cóndor de Plata como mejor película de 1981. Musica Astor Piazzolla,  basada en un cuento magistral de Juan Carlos Onetti.   Una joven mujer envía a su ex esposo (Risso) y otras personas que éste … Continue reading

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