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August 18, 2011

Garcia Lorca – post two for today

by jhon baker

– in dedication to M. Chadwick

 

but I loved you

before they filled you with stars

before they took you on a moonless night

 

but I loved you

even with dignity and sadness

and now longing nights free from hearts pang

 

but I loved you

in gypsy bars and back alleys

before poets were villains, while harmless

 

but I loved you

even when we roamed the streets

cracking fingers, drinking whiskey, before the dawn

 

but I loved you

I love you now, we sing you

on porches, in backyards, in cities across the world

 

– Hoc Scripsi

August 18, 2011

1936, a day that shall live on in infamy

by jhon baker

today, 75 years ago, the world screams long into the night as she loses one of her most powerful voices, one of her most enamored lovers.

today, 75 years ago, we lost to bullets our beloved Federico Garcia Lorca.

They disappeared you
on the 16th of Aug
and assassinated you on
a moonless night one or two days later.
in 1936
you had died for all time.
fifty years later a memorial was erected
on the spot where you were killed.
in recognition of your talent
in apology of your end.

and while you weep for Ignacio, our
flood of tears are for you.

– Hoc Scripsi

Garcia Lorca, I love you for all time.

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