‘Before The Dawn’ by Federico Garcia Lorca

‘Before The Dawn’

by Federico Garcia LorcaDSCF4821-001

“But like love
the archers
are blind

Upon the green night,
the piercing saetas
leave traces of warm
lily.

The keel of the moon
breaks through purple clouds
and their quivers
fill with dew.

Ay, but like love
the archers
are blind!”

Federico Garcia Lorca was born on this day in 1898, you can read more of his work through Surrey Libraries.

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