Some days ago a friend told me he considered songs as the new poetry . Serrat voiced Miguel Hernadez`s pain and grief and as his voice raised and dropped we also mourned Ramón Sijé´s death .
Leonard Cohen turned in poetry his bittersweet Hallelujah and his biblical references and comparations take us to the soul of a man who has been overthrown by a earthly desires and left alone with nothing, but a sad Hallelujah.
Some songs are poems , some just meaningless words . Music embellish poetry but poetry is still poetry without music although what you feel when you read it is bound to your inner life . I do not read too much poetry , I am much keen on reading novels but when I used to do so , either because it was compulsory or because my curiosity I enjoyed myself with poems without puns of too much metaphors . I consider the coldness and indifference of someone you have loved more literary moving or touching that love . Happiness or Beauty are not my cup of tea. Some years ago , I read a poem entitled "Elegy written in a County churchyard " by Thomas Gray . There is a stanza that goes " some mute inglorious Milton here may rest / some Cromwell guiltess of his country´s blood (...) It was a poem which made me think since it tell us about Death I how life goes on while you from your grave comtemple that life that does not belongs to you anymore and how sometimes what makes a poet or a writer is the chance, and the person who is buried will never have the chance of showing the world how talented he could have been if someone had given that opportunity .
Writing poetry means bare your soul and baring the soul is more difficult than bare the body . All the poems imprinted on the book and read during the poetry perfomance are part of their authors inner life how they feel and life different situations , the voice of the reader , and the music during the intervals made the atmosphere that cosy than some of us lingered for a while hoping to have a little bit more . Everything was very tidy , being at the same time natural and relaxed , and Emilio´s short speeches acquainted us with the topics and background.
I am not either an expert on literature or a great reader of poetry , and I believe that you like more one poem than another is sometimes something personal ,maybe because of your situation or maybe because of the the way it is written , I couldn´t exactly say what the reason is.
"Time to go, lady Death" is the poem I would choose if I had to choose one . It is very visual and I guess she has gave words to the fury, fear and desperation that a human being can feel seeing helplessness how someone is wasting away.
The performance was great and everyone did his best . I would like to congratulate my class mates on their staging and to thank Lola for reading my poem so well ,impregnating it with emotion and strength .