Legacies: Selected Poems


Legacies is the author's own selection from his work, and represents the many facets of Padilla's art: his lyrical love poems, his almost Audenesque meditations on other poets, his deceptively simple verses about history.

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Legacies is the author's own selection from his work, and represents the many facets of Padilla's art: his lyrical love poems, his almost Audenesque meditations on other poets, his deceptively simple verses about history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374517366
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 4/28/1984
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Heberto Padilla and his wife, poet Belkis Cuza Male, divided their time between Princeton, New Jersey, and Madrid, Spain.

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Table of Contents

El que regresa a las regiones claras 2
Returning to bright places 3
Pero el amor 4
But love 5
A Belkis, cuando pinta 6
To Belkis, when she paints 7
Entre marzo y abril esta mi mes mas cruel 8
Between March and April is my cruelest month 9
La bella durmiente 14
The sleeping beauty 15
Una muchacha se esta muriendo entre mis brazos 16
A girl is dying in my arms 17
En lugar del amor 18
In love's place 19
Para aconsejar a una dama 20
Advice to a lady 21
La companera de viaje 22
The traveling companion 23
En tiempos dificiles 24
In trying times 25
Pausa 26
Calm 27
Un restaurante al aire libre en el otono de Budapest 28
A sidewalk cafe: Budapest, autumn 29
El abedul de hierro 30
The birch tree of iron 31
Cancion de la torre Spaskaya 34
Song of the Spasskaya tower 35
Los enamorados del bosque Izmailovo 36
The lovers of the Izmailovo forest 37
Ultima primavera en Moscu 40
The last spring in Moscow 41
Oracion para el fin de siglo 42
A prayer for the end of the century 43
La sombrilla nuclear 44
Nuclear umbrella 45
Tecnicas de acoso 54
Techniques of pursuit 55
Via Condotti 58
Via Condotti 59
Lamentacion 60
Lamentation 61
Una pregunta a la escuela de Frankfurt 62
A question for the Frankfurt School 63
Los alquimistas 64
The alchemists 65
Historia 66
History 67
Sintesis 68
Synthesis 69
Viejos oleos romanos 70
Old Roman oils 71
Naturaleza muerta 72
Nature morte 73
Los ultimos recuerdos de Sir Walter Raleigh en la Torre de Londres 74
The last thoughts of Sir Walter Raleigh in the Tower of London 75
Infancia de William Blake 78
The childhood of William Blake 79
Wellington contempla en su jardin un retrato de Byron 90
Wellington in his garden contemplating a portrait of Byron 91
Pico de la Mirandola 92
Pico della Mirandola 93
Ana Frank 94
Anne Frank 95
En verano 96
In summer 97
Homenaje 98
Homage 99
El hallazgo 100
The find 101
Album para ser destruido por los indiferentes 102
Album to be destroyed by those who don't care 103
Herencias 108
Legacies 109
Casas 110
Houses 111
Andando 112
Walking 113
Campo sembrado 114
Planted field 115
Eso que va flotando sobre las aguas 116
That thing bobbing on the waters 117
Con solo abrir los ojos 118
Just by opening your eyes 119
Retrato del poeta como un duende joven 120
Portrait of the artist as a young wizard 121
Nota 124
Note 125
El monologo de Quevedo 126
The monologue of Quevedo 127
La aparicion de Gongora 128
The apparition of Gongora 129
A Pablo Armando Fernandez 132
To Pablo Armando Fernandez 133
El relevo 134
Relief 135
A ratos esos malos pensamientos 136
Occasional wicked thoughts 137
Mis amigos no deberian exigirme 138
My friends shouldn't 139
Dicen los viejos bardos 140
According to the old bards 141
Solo entre caminantes 142
Only among walkers 143
El hombre junto al mar 144
The man by the sea 145
Paisaje con un hombre y un perro 146
Landscape with a man and a dog 147
A veces me zambullo 148
Sometimes I plunge 149
Paisajes 150
Landscapes 151
Autorretrato del otro 152
Self-portrait of the other 153
Por la borda 156
Overboard 157
Cancion del navegante 158
Song of the navigator 159
Cancion del juglar 160
Song of the juggler 161
Flotan las boyas 162
Buoys 163
Cancion de un lado a otro 164
Song from one side to the other 165
Cancion de las nodrizas 166
Song of the nannies 167
Mirala tenderse 168
Odalisque 169
A una piedad 172
On a regret 173
Don Gustavo 174
Don Gustavo 175
El regalo 176
The gift 177
En los poemas 178
Within the poem 179
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