Lorca not there, yet everywhere

They searched the grave site

But could not find

The remains of

Our beloved Garcia Lorca

In that potential site,

In the year 2009.


Lorca shot down and killed

With three others

By the murders

Wearing military uniforms,

In the Spanish Civil War,

In August, 1936,

And left the bodies somewhere

In Fuente Grande,

Near a winding mountain road

That connects the villages of

Viznar and Alfacar;

The great liberal poet

Is not found where he is

Believed to be buried,

Yet he is found everywhere,

In millions of hearts!

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About Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma is Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 22 published books: Seven collections of poetry; three of short fiction; one novel; a critical study of the novel, and, eight joint anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism, and, one joint poetry collection. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015. Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA: http://www.setumag.com/p/setu-home.html For more details, please visit the website: https://sunil-sharma.com/

3 thoughts on “Lorca not there, yet everywhere

  1. VijayNair

    A lovely , evocative poem on the ‘immortality’ of Lorca,the genius who gave us ‘Blood Wedding’ and’ The House of Bernarda Alba.


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