La Saeta

Antonio Machado 1875 (Seville) – 1939 (Collioure)



Dijo una voz popular:
Quién me presta una escalera
para subir al madero
para quitarle los clavos
a Jesús el Nazareno?

Oh, la saeta, el cantar
al Cristo de los gitanos
siempre con sangre en las manos
siempre por desenclavar.
Cantar del pueblo andaluz
que todas las primaveras
anda pidiendo escaleras
para subir a la cruz.

Cantar de la tierra mía
que echa flores
al Jesús de la agonía
y es la fe de mis mayores
!Oh, no eres tú mi cantar
no puedo cantar, ni quiero
a este Jesús del madero
sino al que anduvo en la mar!.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 03, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCDX ADDADDDD BDBDAACX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 531
Words 101
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 5, 8, 8

Antonio Machado

Antonio Cipriano José María y Francisco de Santa Ana Machado y Ruiz, known as Antonio Machado was a Spanish poet and one of the leading figures of the Spanish literary movement known as the Generation of '98. more…

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