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The Tiny Little Death – A Poem by a dead Poet!

Friends carve a monument
out of dream stone
for the Poet in Alhambra
Over a fountain where the grieving water
shall say forever
”The crime was in Granada, his Granada”

This poem was referring to Federico Garcia Lorca who was assassinated by nationalists near Granada.

The spanish poet and dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca was assassinated by followers in General Fransisco Franco in August 1936, just after the Outbreak of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)

Three months after he was killed, Garcia Lorca’s poem ‘Song of the Little Death’ appeared in magazine ‘The Nation’.

In this poem, Garcia Lorca explores death, one of his recurring themes, through the juxtaposition of disparate images.

Song of the Little Death

Mortal lunar meadow
And bloody under the ground
Ancient bloody meadow.

Yesterday,Tomorrow
Mortal grassy heaven
Light and sandy darkness.

There i met with Death
Mortal earthy meadow.
Tiny little death.

The dog on the roof top.
And my lonely left hand
Crossing endless forests
Where the flowers withers.

Cathedral of the ashes.
Light and sandy darkness.
Tiny little death.

Death and I, a man
A man alone with her,
Tiny little death.

Mortal lunar meadow.
The snow heaped high and sifted
Across the very doorway.

A man, and what? I told you,
A man alone with her.
Love,light,and sand, and meadow!

federico-garcia-lorca
Thats Garcia Lorca,
I dont know but did he felt like he was about to die when he wrote that poem?
Maybe, as the time approaches, you get strange dreams and a new feeling, I cant tell! I cant even guess!

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A little something about me! How about we go straight. Putting everything in written words, is definitely what i am obsessed with. Though i live in a world of science (a student of Chemistry/Biochemistry) which i also do love a lot too but when science runs wild and gets complicated, i run to my world of art to get things back in shape... to get my head a little less entangled in the web of science. Lets say i just love to maintain a balance between the two and writing my thoughts helps a lot with that. So my interest in blogging is built on my love for writing, everything goes down in written words. I say I write anything write able; from shorts articles to books (mostly fictional...) I love poetry, inspiring articles and short stories, nature, funny quotes and photos, everything that's gotta do with worthy creativity! Like i said, its all in words, my experience, life lessons and thoughts will be going here. If it turns out poetic, that'll be perfect! Sending positive and hopeful signals to a needing heart and restoring smiles to a grief stricken face gives breath and life it self... so my life literally can only be described as fulfilling when I am of positive help to others. If people could get the feelings attached to my written words, that'll be a job well done for me, So i am looking forward to that! I wrote once that what the poet's pen has written down, carries a lot more that the seeming words scribbled down on the surface, its deeper than you think, its sublime... it carries more than you can imagine... i think that's what i am about! Meeting and learning literally from new people is a dream come true, i hope i'd get that from you. I might never have the right words in a difficult phase but scorn vs being will definitely be pacific! Hey! The name is Jameelah! Thanks for the visit and looking forward to what Fate has in store for me and you! :)

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