Ditty of First Desire

Federico García Lorca 1898 (Fuente Vaqueros) – 1936 (Alfacar)



In the green morning
I wanted to be a heart.
A heart.

And in the ripe evening
I wanted to be a nightingale.
A nightingale.

(Soul,
turn orange-colored.
Soul,
turn the color of love.)

In the vivid morning
I wanted to be myself.
A heart.

And at the evening's end
I wanted to be my voice.
A nightingale.

Soul,
turn orange-colored.
Soul,
turn the color of love.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 03, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme abB acC DEDF axB xxC DEDF
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 345
Words 70
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 4

Federico García Lorca

Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca was a Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director. García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27. He was executed by Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War. In 2008, a Spanish judge opened an investigation into Lorca's death. The García Lorca family eventually dropped objections to the excavation of a potential gravesite near Alfacar. However, no human remains were found. more…

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