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Dalton, Roque    Poet's Biography
221 poems available by this author


27 YEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: It is a serious thing
Subject(s): Mortality; Aging


27 YEARS       
First Line: It's a serious thing
Last Line: To live forever


35 YEARS       
First Line: But chastity, smelly old hag, shriveled up snake
Last Line: And sadness trots on like a mule


50TH ANNIVERSARY       
First Line: A man steps out into his backyard patio
Last Line: He raises his glass %and drinks


ACT       
First Line: In the name of those washing others' clothes


ADVICE THAT IS NO LONGER NECESSARY ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD       
First Line: Don't ever forget
Last Line: Among fascists %also are %fascists


AGREED: IT'S TRUE THAT YOU LOOK LIKE MAY BRITT       
First Line: Your hair is something else again


AND DREAMS, ARE JUST DREAMS: 1. INTERNATIONAL RED AID EL SAL       
First Line: Comrade: %we hope at this definitive hour that you do not become
Last Line: Desperate situation. The struggle is one of life and death


AND DREAMS, ARE JUST DREAMS: 2. THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE AS SEN       
First Line: (background music: the military band of the national guard
Last Line: To national traditions) %more or less %fascist


AND DREAMS, ARE JUST DREAMS: 3. (1974) N       
First Line: During the spanish colonial period
Last Line: The protection of their fleet


ANOTHER DEAD WOMAN       
First Line: My boyhood was a lustrous orange
Last Line: And I'm starting to sprout gray hairs


ART OF POETRY       
First Line: Anguish exists. %man uses his old disasters like a mirror
Last Line: Who should the poet's voice be for?


ARTE POÉTICA       
First Line: La angustia existe
Last Line: Para quien debera
Subject(s): Hambre; PoesÍa Y Poetas


ARTS POETICA    Poem Text    
First Line: Anguish exists
Last Line: For whom shall the voice of the poet speak?
Subject(s): Hunger; Poetry & Poets; Vengeance


ARTS POETICA       
First Line: Anguish exists
Last Line: For whom shall the voice of the poet speak?
Subject(s): Hunger; Poetry And Poets; Vengeance


BAD EXAMPLE       
First Line: They made me choose between selling out and the wall
Last Line: I hope at least the little children will come unto me


BAD NEWS ON A SCRAP OF NEWSPAPER       
First Line: Nowadays when my friends die
Last Line: To let the sound play down the news


BECAUSE I SPOKE OUT       
First Line: The last hired mourner went off
Last Line: Maybe then I'll be strong enough to make the truth less bitter


BETWEEN DAGGER AND MACHETE       
First Line: Robbers (nocturnal attackers) of san salvador
Last Line: By sufficient merits in the struggle against the pipil *people


BOURGEOISIE       
First Line: Those who produce liquor
Last Line: Those who %in effect %have everything to lose


BUREAUCRATS       
First Line: The bureaucrats swim in a storm sea of boredom
Last Line: That their father was a carpenter


BUSCÁNDOME LÍOS       
First Line: La noche de mi
Last Line: Mi madre me
Subject(s): Dinero; Problemas Sociales; Trabajo Y Trabajadores


CAPTAIN       
First Line: The captain in his hammock the captain
Last Line: In the same darkness as those he hunts down


CERTAINTY       
First Line: After four hours of torture, the apache and the two other cops
Last Line: Of course they continued torturing him
Subject(s): Politics


CESAR VALLEJO       
First Line: This dead body bursting into flower
Last Line: The world is much heavier since his death


CONSOLATIONS OF SOUL SAVING       
First Line: Agustin farabundo marti, %letting it pass when the priest
Last Line: That they refused the consolations of those soul-savers


COPS AND THE GUARDS       
First Line: They always saw the people
Last Line: And with more rifles all the time


CRAZY ONES       
First Line: Names have never sat well with us crazy ones
Last Line: But we'll forget about this too


CREDO OF CHE       
First Line: Che jesus christ %was taken prisoner
Last Line: For centuries and centuries %amen


DATE       
First Line: Your naked spirit is eternity
Last Line: And the name of the beach


DE UN REVOLUCIONARIO A J.L. BORGES       
First Line: Es que para nuestro
Last Line: Otra infamia...


DEAD GIRL IN THE OCEAN       
First Line: Because you had returned the ethereal body of that girl to me
Last Line: Owner of my dead girl


DECISION       
First Line: And though the heart may not be the spirited creature we had hoped
Last Line: Complicity in its obstinate warmth


DEER       
First Line: It has the loveliest eyes on earth, so much like lisa's. A perfect
Last Line: The rabies of wild animals


DESERT       
First Line: The hot wind whistles its nails
Last Line: What can we do compadre %just like god says


DISCIPLE       
First Line: Hieronymus bosch must have been the only sane man
Last Line: I'm sleepy now %get out of here!


DISTRIBUTION OF PEOPLE'S PROPERTY IN THE THIEVES' MARKET       
First Line: They've told us that the executive power
Last Line: On the heads of the merchants


DIVINE VICTORY       
First Line: This jehovah's witness stuff
Last Line: Better known as %armageddon


DREAM FAR AWAY FROM TIME       
First Line: There was a time
Last Line: They've stayed behind. %dead


EL DESCANSO DEL GUERRERO       
First Line: Los muertos estan
Last Line: De ser cada vez
Subject(s): Cementerios; Guerra; Muerte


EL SALVADOR WILL BE       
First Line: El salvador will be a pretty
Last Line: Sitz-baths kisses and gunpower


EL SALVADOR, COUNTRY WITH A HEART       
First Line: Clearly a little beheaded
Last Line: And the oligarchy) %without stomach


EPIGRAM IN IMITATION OF MARCIAL       
First Line: You have rebuked, oh shafo, in the forum
Last Line: But nothing have you despised so much as their very wisdom, their age of reason


EPITAPH       
First Line: He planted his garden with a bayonette
Last Line: This epitaph was the only thing he still had coming to him


EPITAPH       
First Line: He showed up on a day like many others
Last Line: Threw the first handful of dirt right in his face


FEAR    Poem Text    
First Line: A single angel on the head of a pin
Subject(s): Fear


FEAR       
First Line: A solitary angel on the tip of a pin
Last Line: Hears someone taking a piss


FIRSTBORN       
First Line: Being afraid isn't the worst possible thing
Last Line: The sailors throw to the bottom of the sea, %to great applause


FIRSTBORN       
First Line: I on the other hand weep for my soul
Last Line: Pah! Maybe I'll drink less tomorrow


FORGETTING       
First Line: Last night I dreamed that someone told me: your love is dead
Last Line: And she died - they told me - without saying your name


FROM A REVOLUTIONARY TO J. L. BORGES    Poem Text    
First Line: According to our code of honor
Last Line: Another infamy
Subject(s): Borges, Jorge Luis (1899-1986); Writing & Writers


FROM A REVOLUTIONARY TO J. L. BORGES       
First Line: According to our code of honor
Last Line: Another infamy
Subject(s): Borges, Jorge Luis (1899-1986); Writing And Writers


HATING LOVE       
First Line: I don't believe in angels
Last Line: Is the enemy in my chest


HEAD AGAINST THE WALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Matter is hard


HEADACHES    Poem Text    
First Line: It is beautiful to be communist,
Subject(s): Communism


HISTORY OF A POET       
First Line: So there was once upon a time a poet
Last Line: Are nothing but the quintessential truth


HITLER MAZZINI: COMPARISON BETWEEN CHILE IN 1974 AND EL SAL       
First Line: It doesn't surprise me that they slander
Last Line: The rest %were considered missing


HITLER MAZZINI: COMPARISON BETWEEN CHILE IN 1974 AND EL SALVADOR IN       
First Line: It doesn't surprise me that they slander
Last Line: The rest %were considered disappeared


HOMAGE TO SAGE       
First Line: The leaves of sage that, when wrapped around hot ash are the best
Last Line: Tarantula and the poisonous lizard, and cures nausea


I REMEMBER WHEN I'D TALK OF LISA       
First Line: One day I was walking through the streets of vienna
Last Line: Saying your name out loud


I SEE       
First Line: I think they've lied to us enough
Last Line: And I'll be the one %to take care of the wounds


I SMELL BAD       
First Line: I smell like the color of mourning on days
Last Line: I smell like when it's too late for anything


I WANTED    Poem Text    
First Line: I wanted to talk about life of all its melodious


I WANTED       
First Line: I wanted to talk about life of all its melodious
Last Line: And I can't give you more - closed %door of poetry - %than my own corpse beheaded in the sand


I WANTED       
First Line: I wanted to talk about life and all its song-filled
Last Line: Than my own headless corpse in the sand


IN A FIT OF ANGER       
First Line: O country of mine you do not exist
Last Line: Makes you an ex-patria


IN CASE OF DOUBT       
First Line: Karl marx %awe-struck before a butterfly
Last Line: As for me I'll get me a gun


IN THE FUTURE       
First Line: When our society is
Last Line: I had tendencies toward sexual aberrations


INDEPENDENCE DAY       
First Line: Today is indendence day: I woke up half rotted away on the
Last Line: With the heady gasses of the anthems all around me


INSOMNIA       
First Line: The sky is a huge lake the lake
Last Line: Once again it's four %in the morning


ISLAND ON THE FIFTH FLOOR       
First Line: It's not the heat, no
Last Line: Also remained on the other side of the smoke


IT COULD BE       
First Line: For the bourgeoisie
Last Line: And perhaps even to god


JEALOUSY       
First Line: You will cry for your crazy child


JUAN CUNJAMA, SORCERER       
First Line: My old skin %snake skin
Last Line: Over the trees and the sea


JUBILANT POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: In my country, testing for catapults and snares
Subject(s): Love


JUBILANT POEM       
First Line: In my country, made for testing catapults and snares


JUBLIANT POEM       
First Line: In my country made for testing catapults and snares


LA PEQUEÑA BURGUESÍA       
First Line: Los que %en el mejor
Last Line: Naturaleza %y futuro
Subject(s): Luchas; Problemas Sociales


LADY ANN       
First Line: The gentry are a sad lot here
Last Line: With beaks like knives


LATIN AMERICA       
First Line: The poet face to face with the moon
Last Line: On the rough wall of a barracks


LAW ENFORCER       
First Line: I'm old %as old as your hope
Last Line: I'm from over there, guys, %don't blame me


LEAVES       
First Line: Fallen leaves %silent blades aggressive in a delicate way
Last Line: And yet, what a huge insult spring means to us!


LIFE, WORKS       
First Line: Inevitable in life
Last Line: From action to action, %from life to life


LIKE THE EVERLASTING       
First Line: My poetry's %like the everlasting
Last Line: Sap, %sunlight %of tenderness


LIKE YOU    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Politics & Government


LIKE YOU    Poem Text    
First Line: Like you I / love love, life, the sweet smell
Subject(s): Politics & Government


LIKE YOU       
First Line: Like you I %love love, life, the sweet smell
Last Line: The poetry of everyone
Subject(s): Politics


LISTEN       
First Line: Listen, all of you
Last Line: Mine alone and closest to my heart


LITTLE LETTER       
First Line: Dear philosophers
Last Line: Is the other nation


LOOKING FOR TROUBLE    Poem Text    
First Line: The night of my first cell meeting it was pouring rain
Last Line: Mother scolded me for coming home late
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Labor Unions; Strikes; Wages; Work; Workers; Labor Disputes; Lockouts; Salaries


LOOKING FOR TROUBLE       
First Line: The night of my first cell meeting it was pouring rain
Last Line: Mother scolded me for coming home late
Subject(s): Labor And Laborers; Labor Unions; Strikes; Wages


LOVE POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Those who widened the panama canal
Last Line: My compariots, / my brothers
Subject(s): Central America


LOVE POEM       
First Line: Those who widened the panama canal
Last Line: My compatriots %my brothers
Subject(s): Central America


LOVE STORY: 1. THE BEGINNING       
First Line: We met in st. Jacob's, one afternoon in october. An english
Last Line: Filled with hallelujahs, hosannas, and so on


LOVE STORY: 2. WRITTEN ON A NAPKIN       
First Line: I raise my glass, comrades
Last Line: Let us eat and drink, comrades


LOVE STORY: 3. REFLECTION IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR       
First Line: Foreigner: %you've made your heart run too fast
Last Line: You love her very much


LOVE STORY: 4. THE PASSING YEARS       
First Line: Sadness doesn't meet your needs anymore
Last Line: What I mean is, %my doctor


LOVE STORY: 5. LETTER       
First Line: The wounds you cause are in good health. In other words, their
Last Line: Goodbye that wants more than anything in the world to be civilized and friendly


MADRIGAL       
First Line: She was more beautiful than a czechoslovak factory
Last Line: At the headquarters of the national guard


MARIA TECUN       
First Line: Story-book days when you loved me without asking questions
Last Line: A sad little boy's who would still like to play


MARIANO THE MUSICIAN HAS DIED       
First Line: There are no birds now where the piano sat waiting
Last Line: Made sweet music in them %as mariano did


MATTHEW       
First Line: The snoring of the virgins asleep I the second class car
Last Line: Made me vomit until I bled


MATTHEW       
First Line: The tropics, an unending fatigue
Last Line: The rainy season is our only consolation


MATTHEW       
First Line: By contradiction blessed, we're all-powerful, my love
Last Line: You, who are myself


MEETING WITH AN OLD POET       
First Line: Yesterday I happened to bump face-to-face into
Last Line: And headed for the other side of the street like one who's suddenly thirsty


MEGALOMANIA       
First Line: Frederick ii was emperor of the high-and-mighty germans and yet
Last Line: And save my artless vanity forever


MEMORY       
First Line: They were like that those afternoons of our first youth
Last Line: Such a small name you had and it was in a song popular then


MEMORY AND QUESTIONS       
First Line: While I'm listening to a rector's talk
Last Line: In this temple of merchants


MIDDLE AGE       
First Line: Gone are the years of your hot-blooded ways
Last Line: It's out of the oven


MINOR CHORUS OF THE FIFTH CELL       
First Line: Once again they've closed the cell door
Last Line: And the door of the cell is closed, %closed, closed, closed, %closed, %closed


MONDAY       
First Line: Six o'clock in the morning
Last Line: I wouldn't want to forget how to laugh


MORAL ON THE TOOL       
First Line: When the stone-cutter
Last Line: Because of its resistant and tenacious nature


MORNING I MET MY FATHER       
First Line: I guess I would be some three years old, maybe a little less. I'm
Last Line: To do. In the street a car hurries away with a groan


MY COUNTRY'S FAR AWAY       
First Line: Far from this world, far
Last Line: And the saint is a tongue-tied clown


MY HORSE       
First Line: I owned a horse
Last Line: And the shock on my face put the winds to flight


MY NEIGHBOR       
First Line: He has a rather plain wife
Last Line: Now he's in prison: %he's also a communist, so they say
Subject(s): Communism; El Salvador


NAKED WOMAN       
First Line: I love your nakedness
Last Line: Just as you were born again between my thighs


NATIONAL SOUL       
First Line: Dismembered country, you slip
Last Line: And the nice kid into a hungry mugger


NEW SCHOOLS       
First Line: In ancient greece
Last Line: Through the cities and mountains of our land


NO, I WASN'T ALWAYS THIS UGLY       
First Line: The truth is my nose got broken
Last Line: That explains at least part of my problem


NOT EXACTLY OPTIMISTIC TRAGEDY       
First Line: Oranges from cuba in na prikope! I don't know why they
Last Line: Grown out of the head of my shadow. All this is very hard for a soldier of the revolution


NOW YOU SEE WHY...       
First Line: Now you see why out of everything you wished for
Last Line: And think that despite everything life is sweet


NUMBER 357       
First Line: The guards are divided into several groups. For instance, those who
Last Line: The chimaltenango mountains for him to have as a keepsake after they kill me


OLD COMMUNISTS AND GUERRILLAS       
First Line: There have been good people in the country
Last Line: Though the revolution will end up being for all good people


OLD WOMAN WITH SMALL BOY       
First Line: Frightened hunched over
Last Line: Absolutely taken with the birds flying past


ON BIBLICAL BUSINESS    Poem Text    
First Line: The bible says
Last Line: Who’ve been throughly trained by their generals
Subject(s): Politics & Government


ON BIBLICAL BUSINESS       
First Line: The bible says
Last Line: Who've been thoroughly trained by their generals
Subject(s): Politics


ON MODERN APPLIED SCIENCES       
First Line: Ecology is the echo
Last Line: Is to continue being a business


ON OUR POETIC MORAL       
First Line: Don't be mistaken, we're poets who write
Last Line: With our lives -- the opportunity to get back at us day after day


ON THE PREVIOUS POEM       
First Line: The intollerable marxist revisionism
Last Line: And that's all, folks, for easy beans %and tranquility


ON THE PROFIT MARGIN OR THE BOSS ROBS EVERY WORKER TWICE OVE       
First Line: The woman's domestic functions
Last Line: To cover all the expenses %of domestic functions


ONLY THE BEGINNING       
First Line: One of my somewhat poetic friends
Last Line: To earn a hundred years of pardon


OVERLOOK       
First Line: That is a horizon that makes one say
Last Line: Nothing, except love, brings tears to my eyes


PACK OF HOUNDS       
First Line: Bros. Ricardo fuentes castellanos
Last Line: Salivatingly lying in ambush %for all progress


PARABLE BEGINNING WITH REVISIONIST VULCANOLOGY       
First Line: The volcano of izalco
Last Line: Whey then should we want to carry it %in our heart


PASSING THE FACTORY       
First Line: While skin trembles under rough shirts
Last Line: Tomorrow sunday morning


PASSING TRUCK       
First Line: I read on the side of a passing truck
Last Line: Cheap labor installations


PERMISSION TO WASH UP       
First Line: I never understood what a labyrinth was
Last Line: The darling sons of mildew, bad smells and rats


PETIT BOURGEOSIE       
First Line: Those who %in the best of cases
Last Line: Their own science %nature %and future


PETTY BOURGEOISIE       
First Line: Those who %in most cases
Last Line: Nature %and future
Subject(s): History; Humanitarianism; Revolutions


PINE       
First Line: The green monk lifts its austere presence through the fog but
Last Line: Woodcutters' monotonous thumping


POEM OF LOVE       
First Line: The ones who widened the panama canal


POEMS-IN-LAW TO LISA       
First Line: Lisa: %from the moment I started loving you
Last Line: Ah lisa, lisa, %I'm a terrible wreck


POETIC ART 1974       
First Line: Poetry %forgive me for having helped you understand
Last Line: You're not made of words alone


POETICUS EFICACCIAE       
First Line: You can judge
Last Line: Through the eyes of a satirical poet


POPE       
First Line: Grandfather with cheeks like puffy clouds
Last Line: By farmers with callused hands and tunics smelly with sweat


PREPARING THE NEXT HOUR       
First Line: I wish I didn't have to think about my fate. Somehow
Last Line: Yes. I'll ask for a cigarette


PRISON AGAIN       
First Line: Prison again, black fruit
Last Line: Even without a dog


PRODIGAL SON - PART 18       
First Line: Once again the deep abyss, the old
Last Line: For us to just sit here pleading patiently for a verdict. %we're not alone


PROPHECY ON PROPHETS       
First Line: Since the word should be
Last Line: For centuries upon centuries %for ever and ever


PROPOSITION       
First Line: Private property, in effect
Last Line: For all the nation


RELATIVE       
First Line: I remember it as if it had just happened. He was sitting in his wheel
Last Line: Store. My grandfather started talking: 'if I were...' and died


REVI(SIONIST) LOGIC       
First Line: Criticism of the soviet union
Last Line: A self-criticism is equal to suicide


REVISIONISM    Poem Text    
First Line: Not always
Subject(s): Opium


RHYMES ON NATIONAL HISTORY       
First Line: He lost his seat on the way to sevilla
Last Line: Guerrilla, guerrilla, guerrilla, guerrilla, guerrilla


RITE FOR THE BIRTH OF A FLOWER ON THE GREAT PYRAMID       
First Line: I'm leaving you this little mouthful of water
Last Line: To make you smile and pronounce a flower


SALVADOREAN WORKER THINKS ABOUT THE FAMOUS CASE OF SAN JOS       
First Line: The catholic church, historically
Last Line: Of the bourgeoisie's wanting to rob from the proletariat even marxism


SAMANTHA       
First Line: My brother, my love
Last Line: Tomorrow, so soon old and apathetic


SAMANTHA       
First Line: With the lead paint of beauty
Last Line: So she won't step on the snakes dying from the cold


SAUDADE       
First Line: Things life has given me
Last Line: You'd all better get out of my way


SAYINGS       
First Line: Marxism-leninism is a rock ...'


SEA       
First Line: There are great stones in your tempestuous darkness
Last Line: And get ready to live up to the dream that draws near


SEEING YOU NAKED       
First Line: Minuscule fish of the imagination
Last Line: The girl of whom I always dreamed?


SIR THOMAS (1)       
First Line: In this sunlight %I look like the raw belly of a fetus
Last Line: If only a man could hold on to his religion!


SIR THOMAS (2)       
First Line: From out of the eyes of the stag pasturing
Last Line: Ah, the old duties of manhood


SIR THOMAS (3)       
First Line: The horizon is the least useful thing in all creation.'
Last Line: That my bruised soul faces at breakfast time. %world: collapse!


SIXTH COMMANDMENT       
First Line: The naked theologians have gone down to the beach
Last Line: Visited only by the blue birds %of peace


SMALL HOURS OF THE NIGHT       
First Line: When you know I'm dead don't say my name


SOCIAL BEING DETERMINES SOCIAL CONSCIENCE       
First Line: The bells of autumn make the first snow difficult
Last Line: (the social being plays ping-pong with one's conscience especially in winter)


SOLDIER'S REST    Poem Text    
First Line: The dead grow more intractable every day
Last Line: They are the majority
Subject(s): War


SOLDIER'S REST       
First Line: The dead are growing more restless each day
Last Line: That they outnumber us more every day


SOLDIER'S REST       
First Line: The dead grow more intractable every day
Last Line: They are the majority!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Heroism; Soldiers; War - Casualties (statistics, Etc.)


SOME LONGINGS       
First Line: This proud suffering is a callused privilege
Last Line: Passing off as a drunken inmate in the next cell


SOME OF THE FIRST PROPOSALS FOR THE EPITAPH       
First Line: Of few men can it be said that they continue existing after death exactly
Last Line: Ramirez, judging by the tone of his sermons, was an ill-humored fart of god


SONGS FOR CIVILIANS       
First Line: If you don't know, civilian
Last Line: With this electric prod to your testicles


SPRINGTIME IN JEVANI       
First Line: Androgynous colors, a true patagonia of colors that jump out at
Last Line: But just the same, long live the springtime!


STATISTICS ON FREEDOM       
First Line: Freedom of the press for salvadoran people
Last Line: For freedom of the press


STILLBORN PARABLE       
First Line: The beetle who loves to quarry dung
Last Line: As for those who are naked, that's their business


STORM       
First Line: Another glassful of dust
Last Line: Someone has lighted the candles they had forgotten all about


STUDY WITH A LITTLE TEDIUM       
First Line: Fifteen years old and I cry every night
Last Line: While the skin weighing me down swallows the shade


SUMMER       
First Line: I feel the sunburns
Last Line: Begin to crawl with lice


SUNDAY MORNING       
First Line: I pick at the guitar naked
Last Line: I'm thinking and go on thinking


SURE HAND OF GOD       
First Line: After all my poor little general
Last Line: For the time being %in ahuachapan prison


TAVERN       
First Line: The old poets and the new poets too
Last Line: To the bird of paradise


TENSE CONVERSATION       
First Line: What would you do if your worst enemies
Last Line: You or your enemies? %see your later, %friend


TERRIBLE THING       
First Line: My tears, even my tears
Last Line: I've had a taste of gunpowder


THE CERTAINTY    Poem Text    
First Line: After four hours of torture, the apache and the two other cops
Last Line: His right eye is glass
Subject(s): Politics & Government


THE CERTAINTY    Poem Text    
First Line: After four hours of torture, the apache and the other two
Subject(s): Torture; Politics & Government


THE FALLING OF THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: The dead are more unmanageable every day
Subject(s): Death; Liberty; Dead, The


THE NATIONAL DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Today was the day of the mother country: I woke up with the means to
Subject(s): Patriotism


THE PETTY BOURGEOISIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Those who / in most cases
Last Line: Nature / and future
Subject(s): History; Humanitarianism; Revolutions; Historians


THERAPEUTICS       
First Line: The writers prepared a deadly book
Last Line: Used to cross the border


THINGS THEY SAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Marxismo-leninismo is a rock
Subject(s): Communism


THIRD POEM OF LOVE       
First Line: Whoever tells you our love is extraordinary
Last Line: Love in el salvador


TIED DOWN TO THE SEA       
First Line: Surrounded by the dirty foam, beneath
Last Line: Lend me your blindness


TIME FOR ASHS       
First Line: September draws to a close. It's time to tell you
Last Line: I have this wild itch to laugh %or kill myself


TO POETRY       
First Line: I welcome you poetry
Last Line: To finalize its old pre-history %of grief and blood


TOADSTOOLS: 8       
First Line: In my last jail I prayed on two different occasions. Inconsistent, I know
Last Line: That this was really a dirty trick


TOADSTOOLS: 9       
First Line: I admit that my poetry is not what it used to be, the kind father landarech
Last Line: Even if I had to do it just to get that girl into bed with me


TOWARD A BETTER LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: No one disputes that sex
Subject(s): Sex; Politics & Government


TOWARD A BETTER LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: No one discusses sex
Subject(s): Politics & Government; Sex


TOWARD A BETTER LOVE       
First Line: No one discusses sex
Last Line: When all those secrets that kept is %masked and alien are revealed
Subject(s): Politics; Sex


TRICK       
First Line: When I went to see him in his coffin
Last Line: With fun and good lovin'


TROPICS       
First Line: Noon strikes %like the shattering of the clay pigeons
Last Line: Move your side of burning coals away from me, naked one


TWO POEMS ON URBAN BUSES: 1.       
First Line: The august dame of the middle class
Last Line: Bottle endowed with a rag fuse lit for the occasion
Subject(s): Buses; Cities


TWO POEMS ON URBAN BUSES: 2. ELEMENTAL MARXISM       
First Line: He is an idealist who defines a bus as an automotive vehicle
Last Line: Has on things and their human uses
Subject(s): Buses; Cities; Communism


TWO RELIGIONS       
First Line: When revolution is outlined on the horizon
Last Line: (like true communists) %the salt of the earth


ULTRALEFTISTS       
First Line: The pipiles %who didn't understand the cross and more advanced culture
Last Line: That still beats on in the ultraleft of the chest


VANITY       
First Line: Mine would be a great death
Last Line: The way I looked into your eyes


VARIATIONS ON A PHRASE BY CHRIST       
First Line: Render unto god that which is god's
Last Line: Ripping us off for everything


VERNACULAR ELEGY FOR FRANCISCO SORTO       
First Line: For nine years francisco sorto


VIOLENCE HERE       
First Line: Violence will not be the midwife
Last Line: And ready the new houses


WATCHTOWER       
First Line: A religion that tells you there's only pie in the sky
Last Line: Against absolutely earthly rocks


WAYS OF DYING       
First Line: Commander ernesto che guevara
Last Line: Those dead in the name of each concept


WHAT A CRAZY MAN SAID TO ME       
First Line: You told me your father was a tiny sea
Last Line: And I shouldn't believe anything they talk about on the other side of the bars


WHAT'S MISSING       
First Line: The classics are interesting:'
Last Line: What I really miss most in cuba


WHEN DEATH       
First Line: When death with its birds
Last Line: Doggedly we killed oblivion off


WORDS IN FRONT OF THE SEA       
First Line: Belly of the storm and of salt
Last Line: Rough carpet full of stars for an indecisive soul. %(shiny aluminum dolphin...)


YOU AND GOLD AND WHAT AWAITS YOU       
First Line: In capitalism it's a lie to say
Last Line: Or in adorning the necks %or ears of girls


YOUNG PEOPLE       
First Line: We didn't hear much talk about the century
Last Line: If I break with the old life stuck in its pose


YOUR COMPANY       
First Line: When night falls and a warm
Last Line: That's what we, the silent many, are like