WTF is Lorca on about?

Putting together an organ-song based on “Gacela del amor imprevisto” late last night, the question did cross my mind:

Nadie comprendía el perfume
de la oscura magnolia de tu vientre.
Nadie sabía que martirizabas
un colibrí de amor entre los dientes.

Mil caballitos persas se dormían
en la plaza con luna de tu frente,
mientras que yo_enlazaba cuatro noches
tu cintura, enemiga de la nieve.

Entre yeso y jazmines, tu mirada
era un pálido ramo de simientes.
Yo busqué, para darte, por mi pecho
las letras de marfil que dicen siempre.

Siempre, siempre: jardín de mi agonía,
tu cuerpo fugitivo para siempre,
la sangre de tus venas en mi boca,
tu boca ya sin luz para mi muerte.

Mirjam Schneider plays up the Islamic roots, for me it recalls Western Asian animist traditions involving wild men dressing up as wild beasts and biting through the jugulars of sheep and goats, while someone says it is simply Lorca and fellow-vanguardist José Antonio giving each other a blowjob.

I’m not saying he’s as bad as Joyce, who in Finnegans wake has simply lost his mind, but anything vaguer than Confessions of an English Opium-Eater needs an editor IMHO.

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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1): Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum addiction and its effect on his life. First published anonymously in September and October 1821 in the London Magazine, the Confessions was released in book form in 1822, and again in 1856, in an edition revised by De Quincey.

Federico García Lorca (5): Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca, known as Federico García Lorca was a Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director. García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27, a group consisting of mostly poets who introduced the tenets of European movements into Spanish literature.

Finnegans Wake (1): Finnegans Wake is a work of avant-garde comic fiction by Irish writer James Joyce.

Ghazal (1): The ghazal, legend in poetic form, was famous all around the Indian subcontinent in the 18th and19th centuries.

Homoeroticism (1):

José Antonio Primo de Rivera (1): José Antonio Primo de Rivera y Sáenz de Heredia, 1st Duke of Primo de Rivera, 3rd Marquis of Estella, GdE was a Spanish lawyer, nobleman, politician, and founder of the Fascist Falange Española, later Falange Española de las JONS.

Spanish poetry (2):


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