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July 5, 2011

La Saeta de Antonio Machado

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Written by: Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
Jesus Christ

No recuerdo cuando fue la primera vez que escuche esta canción con Juan Manuel Serrat pero nunca la he olvidado, lo que supe hasta mucho después fue que esta canción fue escrita como  poesía por Antonio Machado. Su música y letra a ritmo de marcha usado durante las procesiones de semana santa. Andaluz y Catalan se combinan perfectamente en poesía y canción. Cristo, el hombre, el que anduvo en la mar;  es a quien quiero conocer y es al que busco diariamente, el de la cruz es como si  nunca resucito, no tiene gloria, no me gusta.

¡Oh, la saeta, el cantar
al Cristo de los gitanos,
siempre con sangre en las manos,
siempre por desenclavar!
¡Cantar del pueblo andaluz, que todas las primaveras
anda pidiendo escaleras
para subir a la cruz!
¡Cantar de la tierra mía,
que echa flores
al Jesús de la agonía,
y es la fe de mis mayores!
¡Oh, no eres tú mi cantar!
¡No puedo cantar, ni quiero
a ese Jesús del madero,
sino al que anduvo en el mar!

Para escuchar este poema en la voz de Juan Manuel Serrat, hagan “click”  en el articulo.

 

 

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Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.-Maya Angelou. La Vida Valle is where I write about "la vida" life in the Rio Grande Valley. From this bi-cultural corner on the tip of Texas, I share my poems and spiritual and travel experiences. I also blog about the arts,nature and my passion for historic preservation and architecture. But most important, let's talk about "la vida" - living our lives - in a vacation state of mind. Contributions and comments are always welcome .




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