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(Note: READ the poem FIRST, before this commentary.) Delmira Agustini ( – ) She was a rising poet in Uruguay, known for original imagery while. Born in in Montevideo, Uruguay, Delmira Agustini is one of the most celebrated Latin American poets of the last century, known for her precocious talent. Explosion. If life is love, blessed be life! I want more life to love. Today I feel A thousandyears of an idea are worth not One beautiful instance of the soul. My heart.

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The poems come from a poetry collection accumulated over a life-time of marveling at the sometimes-madness-sometimes-misery of being in love but always always in awe of the mystery and hope, whether as the pursuer or the pursued. Her life was cut short inwhen Enrique Job Reyes, her ex-husband, shot her to death and then turned the gun on himself.

Life continues onward yet the feeling of love rattles the balance of life. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Delmira Agustini – Explosion Explosion. Life rushes forth like a turbulent sea Whipped by the hand of love. From The White Book Fragile p. Delmira Agustini October 24, – July 6,an Uruguayan poet, was a Latin American poet of the early 20th century.

She was a rising poet in Uruguay, known for original imagery while exhibiting a strong command of traditional Spanish meters and forms, when she died at the age of Date and year link. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.


My sorrow flies into the night, sad, cold With its broken wings; Like an old scar that continues to ache— In the distant shade it dissolves… All my life sings, kisses, laughs! Delmira Augustini is considered to be the first major woman poet in Latin America. When one thinks of an explosion, they think of destruction and the context to an end. The circumstances of her death increased her popularity. Initially, her desire for love was displayed by her awareness of the precious value of it.

The two poems also had some aspirations for love and how she wishes someone would just take her away and love her.

Their divorce was finalized on June 5, Download El jardin de las estatuas: Delmira Agustini If life were love, how blessed it would be! Yeats 2 Wislawa Szymborska agushini ancient Egypt 2 A.

My heart was dying, sad and slow…. But without a murderous rage directed at the love object.

DeclarationsDelmira AgustinitranslationUruguay agkstini, woman poet. Translated by Pokhrel, Suman First ed. Delmira Agustini was born in Montevideo, Uruguay on October 24, Una aproximacion a la poesia de Delmira Agustini Biblioteca. She was found dead with him the next morning in a short-time hotel in Montevideo, the victim of a murder-suicide.

Project MUSE – Selected Poetry of Delmira Agustini

Inshe married Enrique Job Reyes, however, her life was cut short when her husband murdered her and committed suicide. Check out this poem from an earlier posting, which has some marvelous lines about that flip side – loss – of love. I have followed the same protocol in tagging the poems here. From The Stars of the Abyss p. Delmira Augustinin – Uruguay. Create an account using LinkedIn to manage and organize your omni-channel knowledge.


The explosion of love is unexpected, uncontrolled, and uncontrollable.

She wrote for the magazine La Alborada The Dawn. Back Cover Download Save.

Selected Poetry of Delmira Agustini: Now it blooms in light like a flower of Phoebus: Before experiencing these new emotions, the tone of the poem was filled with desperation and sadness caused by the absence of love within the heart. Just as her heart began to die, it simultaneously heals and comes back to existence as the power of love fills her heart. All my life is a flowering mouth! Foreword by Willis Barnstone.

Explosión (Explosion) – Poem by Delmira Agustini

Author Bio Download Save. And a commentary on the dark side of the passion. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Poetics of Eros is a response to a resurgent interest not just delmirs the poems but in the passionate and daring woman behind them and the social and political world she inhabited. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

In her poetry, she contradicted the classic roles that women played and was a strong feminist. She published her first volume of poetry when she was twenty-one and followed with two more in the next six years: She is buried in the Central Cemetery of Montevideo.