Cantares (dedicado a Antonio Machado) - Joan Manuel Serrat

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By Editor | Category: Poetry

Everything passes and everything stays,
But our fate is to pass,
to pass making a path,
a path upon the sea.
I never chased after glory,
nor sought to leave my song
in the memory of men;
I love the weightless, gentle
and subtle worlds -
worlds like soap bubbles.
I like to see them get painted over
by sun and grain, to fly
under the blue skies, to [...]

Poets’ corner: Almafuerte

Sep 6th, 2009 | By Editor | Category: Poetry

Don’t embrace defeat, even defeated,
don’t feel yourself a slave even enslaved
trembling in terror, think you fearless,
and charge with fury, even wounded, even hurt.
Have the tenacity of the rusted nail,
though old and ruined, a nail as ever.
Not the cowardly folly of the turkey
that folds its plumage at first tremor.
Go forth like God, who never cries,
or like [...]