November 5th, 2015
The poem Otoño (Autumn) was written by Spanish poet Manuel Paso Cano. Below you can read the poem in Spanish, listen along to the recording, followed by an English translation. MP3 Recording of Otoño Otoño Tardes penosas, tristes, soñolientas; noches de silencioso desconsuelo; nubarrones que manchan en el cielo la negra cerrazón de las tormentas. […]
June 25th, 2015
It’s always great to celebrate the seasons with poetry! The poem Noche de verano (Summer Night) is a lovely poem we’ve chosen to share now that summer is finally here. It was written by Spanish poet Antonio Machado (1875-1939). Below you can listen to a recording of the poem while reading the original Spanish text […]
October 20th, 2011
Amanecer de otoño (Autumn Dawn) is a Spanish poem written by Antonio Machado (1875 – 1939). Here you’ll find the original text with an mp3 recording followed by an English translation… MP3 of Amanecer de otono Amanecer de otoño Una larga carretera entre grises peñascales, y alguna humilde pradera donde pacen negros toros. Zarzas, malezas, […]
January 26th, 2011
Calaveras literally means "skulls". Calaveras are poems recited for the Day of the Dead (All Souls Day) in Mexico. They’re satirical poems that poke fun at people in a way that suggests they’re dead, even though they’re alive. Often the people being satirized are politicians and other people in power or in the public eye. […]
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