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DELICATE SHADES OF CHILEAN POETRY – Gabriela Mistral

The love poems in memory of the dead, Sonetos de la muerte (1914), made her known throughout Latin America, but her first great collection of poems, Despair, was not published until 1922. Gabriela Mistral played an important role in the educational systems of Mexico and Chile, was active in cultural committees of the League of Nations, and was Chilean consul ...

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IN THE DEEP – Poetry by Dastilige Nevante

IN THE DEEP I swam in the depths of her amber eyes, singing the full strength of my most intimate life. ASTONISHMENT, poems loose in the winter. A short collection of poems gained in the season where everything seems to be sleeping, but where everything can be born in silence. This page is taken from the collection of poems published ...

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PERUVIAN SHADES OF POETRY – Blanca Varela

Her mother was a composer who authored many famous creole waltzes. She, Blanca Varela, was born in Lima in a 1926 Summer day. In 1949 they travelled to Paris where she met Octavio Paz, a key figure in her life, who introduced her to the artists and intellectuals there. Octavio Paz (the Mexican Nobel Laureate), praised her poetry and identified ...

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SHADES OF BRAZILIAN POETRY – Armando Freitas Filho

His work reads through the urban imperatives of human landscapes in the city. He has twice been awarded the Jabuti Prize, one of the greatest literary honours in Brazil (firstly in 1986, and later in 2010). He was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1940. Follower of the modernist poetic tradition (but also strongly influenced by the works of ...

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HOPING – Poetry, by Mario Benedetti

Before dying, he dictated to his personal secretary, Ariel Silva what would become his last poem. In the Spanish-speaking world he was considered one of Latin America’s most important writers from the latter half of the 20th-century. At age four the boy was taken to Montevideo, where he received a superior education at a private school. Mario Benedetti was born ...

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CLASSIC CHINESE POEMS – Li Shangyin

Chinese critics prefer to interpret Li Shangyin’s love poetry as allegory. Li Shangyin, is the love poet par excellence in the Chinese tradition. His poems set a trend for later Chinese love poetry. He was born into the lower aristocracy but lost his father, a low-ranking official, when he was 10 years old. Much of his love poetry has a ...

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HINDI POEMS

It was in the 10th century that authentic Hindi poetry took its form. About 500 million people speak Hindi, in India and abroad, and the total number of people who can understand the language may be 800 million. Hindi can be traced back to as early as the seventh or eighth century. Hindi is the Fifth most spoken language in ...

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HE PERFECTES THE OTTAVA RIMA – Angelo Poliziano, a poet of unfailing artistry

He perfected the ottava rima, and was among the first scholars of the Renaissance, and a poet of unfailing artistry. Angelo Poliziano (or Angiolo), was born at Montepulciano. He was tutor to the sons of Lorenzo de’ Medici, becoming in 1480 Professor of Greek and Latin Literature at Florence. Held many benefices, which were withdrawn from him on the death ...

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SPANISH CONTEMPORARY POETRY – Pablo López Carballo

EXPLORING THE KNOWN – Between the eye and the way there is an abyss; and before and behind another. And no return, not knowing what to watch, I try to focus pended between abysses. I am seeking a vanishing point, a fountain, the horizon on grass and blue setback, another point, the expansion of a beach. Look for the half-naked ...

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THE INTIMATE LIFE – Poem by Astonishment

IN THE DEEP I swam in the depths of her amber eyes, singing the full strength of my most intimate life. ASTONISHMENT, poems loose in the winter. A short collection of poems gained in the season where everything seems to be sleeping, but where everything can be born in silence. This page is taken from the collection of poems published ...

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