(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 circumstances of her death increased her popularity. Delmira Agustini was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, on October 24, to wealthy parents of German and Italian descent.

Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. I want more life to love! In her poetry, she contradicted the classic roles that women played and was a strong feminist. Life rushes forth like a turbulent sea Whipped by the hand of love. As a young girl, Delmira was homeschooled by her mother were her love for poetry was nourished and blossomed.

My heart was dying, sad and slow…. From The White Book Fragile p. Download El jardin de las estatuas: De poeta y de loco. Their divorce was finalized on June 5, And a commentary on the dark side of the passion. Selected Poetry of Delmira Agustini: Thus my goal is to post one poem each day for a year as an exercise and meditation on the subject.

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No other poem speaks as much to me in encouraging that optimistic, hopeful view. Since poets may be represented more than once, photos and biographical information will be only with the first posting of a poem by each. I want more life so to love!


Explosión (Explosion) – Poem by Delmira Agustini

Eros is the protagonist in many of Agustini’s literary works. Date and year link. Create an account using LinkedIn to manage and organize your omni-channel knowledge.

Delmira Agustini – Inextinguibles Immutable. It gives this selection poignancy to contrast the exuberance and happiness at finding Love with its outcome. He urges that we must continue to ladle it out, whether after a loss or when that Love has fallen on parched earth, because that’s what we are meant to do – nay, we must do.

Initially, her desire for love was displayed by her awareness of the precious value of it. She married Enrique Job Reyes on August 14, but left him a month later.

Project MUSE – Selected Poetry of Delmira Agustini

The explosion of love is unexpected, uncontrolled, and uncontrollable. She was found dead with him the next morning in a short-time hotel in Montevideo, the victim of a murder-suicide. Poetics of Eros is a response to a resurgent agustibi not just in the poems but in the passionate and daring woman behind them and the social and political world she inhabited.

I have followed the same protocol in tagging the poems here. Part of delmiira objective for the project is to see how re-reading, selecting, and commenting on so much “love poetry” would affect my own energy, spirit, receptivity, and capacity to love.

Posted by Palimpsest at 5: 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 almost mile road-trip Deirdra Greenleaf’s Poetry. Delmira Augustinin – Uruguay. Married but a few weeks, she had separated from her husband but agreed to see him avustini last time. Translated by Pokhrel, Suman First ed. 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 Born in Montevideothe daughter of Italian immigrants, Agustini was a precocious child.


Agustini’s writing style is best classified in the first phase of modernismwith themes based on fantasy and exotic subjects.

Explosión (Explosion) Poem by Delmira Agustini – Poem Hunter

She is buried in the Central Cemetery of Abustini. When one thinks of an explosion, they think of destruction and the context to an end. Life continues agustinl yet the feeling of love rattles the balance of life. Erosgod of love, symbolizes eroticism and is the inspiration to Agustini’s poems about carnal pleasures. She specialized in the topic of female sexuality during a time when the literary world was dominated by men. Back Cover Download Save. I also did a poem by Delmira Agustini, and I explosiin a lot of similarities between the two themes.

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 agjstini the mystery and hope, whether as the pursuer or the pursued.

Una aproximacion a la poesia de Delmira Agustini Biblioteca. Delmira Agustini – Explosion Explosion. Tuesday, December 7, Explosion – Delmira Agustini. Delmira Agustini October 24, – July 6,an Uruguayan poet, was a Latin American poet of the early 20th century.

In his poem “Amar” To Lovewhich is posted here, Carlos Drummond de Andrade writes depmira the heart as being a bottomless reservoir of Love. Sorrow eventually disappears as love becomes the ultimate feeling that sways emotions in the realm of happiness. In addition to beginning to write poetry when she was 10 years old, she studied French, music and painting.

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