Now as many of you know I've always stated that I'm not a fan of poetry and, in order to in any way 'enjoy' it, I have to have it read to me. Well! That's slowly changing thanks to Cara and the bloggers who contribute their poems for I'm beginning to realise that there are many poems out there that I do actually like. So come on, support Cara in the work that goes towards making FreeVerse what it is.
Anyway, my choice of poem this week was inspired by this headline in the Guardian some weeks ago - Poet Lorca Still Missing After Dig At 'Grave' - Poet? Lorca? I had to find out more.
One of the greatest mysteries of recent Spanish history will remain unsolved for the foreseeable future after a team of archaeologists admitted that they failed to find the grave of the poet and playwright FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA.
"There was not a single bone, or fragment of bone," said Francisco Corrion, leader of the team that has spent six weeks digging at the site where Lorca was thought to be buried. "There is no chance of it being there."
Lorca was the most famous victim of the death squads operating in territory controlled by General Francisco Franco's rightwing nationalists during the Spanish Civil War.
(Until recently) He was assumed to have been buried in a mass grave with several other death squad victims on a hillside in Alfacar, overlooking his home city of Granada.
- Giles Tremlett.
Such a sad story, I had to find some of the poetry written by the man and came across the following to which I'm going to provide a link as my ability to space poetry is still, to put it mildly, useless. Just click HERE to view The Gypsy And The Wind and it will take you straight to the poem (I hope, fingers crossed) as well as links to some of his other works.