Federico Garcia Lorca

Federico Garcia Lorca Poems

Federico Garcia Lorca was an internationally recognized poet and playwright. He also worked as a theatre director. He was a part of Generation ’27, which included poets writing in the symbolist and futurist movements. His poetry collections include Libro de poemas and Seis poemas galegos. Read more of Federico Garcia Lorca’s Biography.

Romance Sonámbulo

by Federico Garcia Lorca

‘Romance Sonámbulo’ by Federico García Lorca is a mournful and beautiful dream sequence in which the poet longs for something unattainable. 

This poem exemplifies Lorca's poetic talent, showcasing his unique style and lyrical expression. The poem demonstrates his ability to seamlessly blend elements of folklore, surrealism, and social commentary, which became hallmarks of his overall body of work. Lorca's poetry captures the essence of human experiences and emotions, transporting readers into his imaginative world.

Green, how I want you green.

Green wind. Green branches.

The ship out on the sea

and the horse on the mountain.

Gacela of Unforseen Love

by Federico Garcia Lorca

‘Gacela of Unforseen Love’ explores the relationship between love and despair through a remembered romance which has run its course.

Although it deals with Lorca's iconic themes of desire and longing, the poem is not from either of Lorca's defining collections, 'Gypsy Ballads' or 'A Poet in New York.'

No one understood the perfume

of the dark magnolia of your womb

Nobody knew that you tormented

a hummingbird of love between your teeth.

Sonnet Of The Sweet Complaint

by Federico Garcia Lorca

‘Sonnet Of The Sweet Complaint’ describes the freeing and revelatory love experienced between a speaker and his listener. 

Never let me lose the marvel

of your statue-like eyes, or the accent

the solitary rose of your breath

places on my cheek at night.

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