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Gacela of Unforseen Love

No one understood the perfume
Of the dark magnolia of your womb.
Nobody knew that you tormented
A hummingbird of love between your teeth.

A thousand Persian little horses fell asleep
In the plaza with moon of your forehead,
While through four nights I embraced
Your waist, enemy of the snow.

Between plaster and jasmins, your glance
Was a pale branch of seeds.
I sought in my heart to give you
The ivory letters that say “siempre”,

“siempre”, “siempre” : garden of my agony,
Your body elusive always,
That blood of your veins in my mouth,
Your mouth already lightless for my death.

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Poem Gacela of Unforseen Love - Federico Garcia Lorca