Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Federico Garcia Lorca -

I feel a need to continue with Lorca.

In 1933, Lorca gave a lecture in Buenos Aires.  He described duende as a "black sound."    Here are his words, some of which I have already given.

    "I have heard an old maestro of the guitar say, 'The duende is not in the throat; the duende climbs up inside you, from the soles of the feet."

    "Spain is moved by the duende, for it is a country of ancient music and dance where the duende squeezes the lemons of dawn - a country of death.  A country open to death.

     Everywhere else, death is an end. Death comes, and they draw the curtains.  Not in Spain.  In Spain they open them.  Many Spaniards live indoors until the day they die and are taken out into the sunlight.  A dead man in Spain is more alive as a dead man ....  [H]is profile wounds like the edge of a barber's razor."


  • Return -

    I haven't been here in awhile and I return today to learn there is a "new post editor". I start to try it and then go back to the old. I am…

  • It's Morning!

    I've been here at Live Journal since October, 2005. I started it to keep in touch with family and friends as I went through cancer treatment.…

  • The sun is shining!

    Where I live the sun is shining and the buds have popped out so the plum trees are waving white. We've had months of rain, record breaking rain and…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.