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Gacela de la terrible presencia

Language: Spanish (EspaƱol)

Yo quiero que el agua se quede sin cauce, 
yo quiero que el viento se quede sin valles. 

Quiero que la noche se quede sin ojos 
y mi corazón sin flor del oro; 

que los bueyes hablen con las grandes hojas 
y que la lombriz se muera de sombra; 

que brillen los dientes de la calavera 
y los amarillos inunden la seda. 

Puedo ver el duelo de la noche herida 
luchando enroscada con el mediodía. 

Resiste un ocaso de verde veneno 
y los arcos rotos donde sufre el tiempo. 

Pero no ilumines tu limpio desnudo 
como un negro cactus abierto en los juncos. 

Déjame en un ansia de oscuros planetas, 
pero no me enseñes tu cintura fresca.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2012-02-13.

Notes about what "text verified" means can be found here.

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