How can there be
a little war?
Are some deaths
smaller than others,
a little less?
Cuba has fought three wars for independence, and still she is not free. Her people have been rounded up in reconcentration camps, where there is always too little food and too much illness. Rosa knows how to heal sickness with medicines made from wild plants. But with a price on her head for helping the rebels, Rosa dares not go out in the open. Instead, she turns hidden caves into hospitals for those who know how to find her. Black, white, Cuban, Spanish–Rosa does her best for everyone, even Lieutenant Death, who has sworn to kill her. Yet who can heal a country so torn apart by war? In this history in verse, acclaimed poet Margarita Engle has created a lyrical, powerful portrait of Cuba.
Una antología poética con los mejores trabajos sobre el amor de:
T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Miguel De Unamuno, Jorge Guillén, Eugenio Montale, Marina Tsvetáieva, Ana Ajmátova, Robert Graves, W. H. Auden, Louis Macniece, R. S. Thomas, Vinicius De Moraes, Nicanor Parra, Philip Larkin, Wisława Szymborska, Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, A. R. Ammons, Joan Vinyoli, Gabriel Ferrater, Jaime Gil De Biedma, Claudio Rodríguez, Ángel González, Luis Izquierdo, Louis Glück, Jane Kenyon, Henrik Nordrandt, Anne Carson y Julián Herbert