The Poetry of Sara Pujol Russell

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This bilingual anthology, with facing-page format, includes a selection of poetry from Sara Pujol Russell's last three books, written in Spanish: El fuego tiende su aire (Fire Floats its Air), Intacto asombro en la luz del silencio (Astonishment Intact in the Light of Silence), and Para decir si a la carencia, si a la naranja, al azafran en el pan (Saying Yes to Lack, Yes to the Orange, to Saffron in Bread). Its goal is to introduce this highly original, extremely modern poetry to an English-speaking audience. ...
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Overview

This bilingual anthology, with facing-page format, includes a selection of poetry from Sara Pujol Russell's last three books, written in Spanish: El fuego tiende su aire (Fire Floats its Air), Intacto asombro en la luz del silencio (Astonishment Intact in the Light of Silence), and Para decir si a la carencia, si a la naranja, al azafran en el pan (Saying Yes to Lack, Yes to the Orange, to Saffron in Bread). Its goal is to introduce this highly original, extremely modern poetry to an English-speaking audience. Included are an Introduction, a Note on the Translation, and a Selected Bibliography. The Introduction is intended to show how Pujol Russell's poetry attempts to erase, or at least alter, the fundamental distinction between language and the real, or being.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781575910994
  • Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Pages: 123
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

First contemplation 24
Time of light, time of water 26
Night calls me serene air, serene sleep 28
Origin of the word, flowering of the earth 30
With my hands upon absence 32
The smell of myrrh, the smell of solitude 34
My being naked is the smell of dreams 36
To live in the silent word 38
Like a deer drinking the silence of the rose 40
Creation of my name 42
Solitude of stone 44
Solitude of moon 46
Interpretation of the rose 48
The comfort of anguish 50
A prayer at dusk 52
You, traveler 54
Knowing spring 56
If it's night and it surprises you 58
Out of air, life 60
September 62
Teach me 64
Solitude 66
Simplicity 68
Of I could only 70
Thinking late afternoon 72
Silence 74
April history. Then 76
Dominion of memory 78
Love, deep thirst 80
A body, the south 82
Quiet astonishment 84
Like may, life approaches 86
Scent song 88
Sometimes, now is 90
A different time in every absence 92
To enclose is to open 94
White wall, I flow in the voice because of your silence 96
Light enters through poetry 98
Closing the cycle of snow 100
Dry circle of my name 102
You had maps of other rivers 104
I begin where the word begins 108
Lotus and rose in the blue flower 110
Everything smells like silence 112
Coda : with a boundless heart I stretch out in the light 114
What about eternity? : I know only lack 116
Though nothing is fulfilled, the air is filled 118
Creation of silence 120
When something tends to the absolute 122
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