The poems in This Side of the Old World follow the influence of ancient Roman poets with the flow and
rhythm found in their technique of word-repetition, yet forming a poetic mosaic of Spain today.
I step upon Latin inscribed in stone,
the words unknown and ancient to me,
the bones of men buried beneath
these words, these many centuries,
this crumbling of old bone into dust.
Reflective, sensitive, and musical, these poems weave in and out of the ghosts of Lorca and Hemingway, the Prado with paintings of martyrs and deformed dwarfs, the Retiro where “lovers fondly love and kiss,” the stone walk up the Calle de huertas with lines from Becquér and the memory of betrayal, and the garden with a single well from which no one can drink.
“This is honest and sincere work containing just the right mix of mystery and beauty.”
“Reflective, sensitive, and musical.”
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