(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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Explosión (Explosion) – Poem by Delmira Agustini

Before experiencing these new agustiin, the tone of the poem was filled with desperation and sadness caused by the absence of love within the heart. Download El jardin de las estatuas: Similar to the Big Bang, where life is created momentarily by a single explosion, the poem defines an explosion as an intense burst of emotions. My heart was dying slowly, sadly… Now it opens like a Phoebean flower: As a young girl, Delmira was homeschooled by her mother were her love for poetry was nourished and blossomed.

It led – eventually- to a depmira about Love, which you can find here: Born in Montevideothe daughter of Italian immigrants, Agustini was a precocious child. 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.

Sorrow eventually disappears as love becomes the ultimate feeling that sways emotions in the realm of happiness.

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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 Contact Contact Us Help. Foreword by Willis Barnstone. Her life was cut short inwhen Enrique Job Reyes, her ex-husband, shot her to death and then turned the gun on himself. All my life is a flowering mouth! Tuesday, December 7, Explosion – Delmira Agustini.


Check out this poem from an earlier posting, which has some marvelous lines about that flip side – loss – of love. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. From Morning Songs p. In the poem, Augustini explains how the negative emotions and desires of life can cause an explosion and creation of a new emotion, love. Delmira Agustini was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, on October 24, to wealthy parents of German and Italian descent.

Their divorce was finalized on June 5, In her poetry, she contradicted the classic roles that women played and was a strong feminist.

But without a murderous rage directed at the love object. Atustini Agustini October 24, – July 6,an Uruguayan poet, was a Latin American poet of the early 20th century.

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Agustini’s writing style is best classified in the first phase of modernismwith themes based on fantasy and exotic subjects. I want more life to love! The tone of the poem expresses a very distinct transformation from agony and pain to a triumph and happiness.

Delmira Agustini – Date and year link. Author Bio Download Save. My heart was dying, sad and slow…. She specialized in the topic of female sexuality during a time when the literary world was dominated by men.

This article uses material from the Wiki pedia page available here. Yeats 2 Wislawa Szymborska 2 ancient Egypt 2 A. She was found dead with him the next morning in a short-time hotel in Montevideo, the victim of a murder-suicide.

Manage research, learning and skills at defaultlogic. From The Empty Chalices p. It agustjni this selection poignancy to contrast the exuberance and happiness at finding Love with its outcome. Since poets may be represented more than once, photos and biographical information will be only with the first posting of a poem by each.


In his poem “Amar” To Lovewhich is posted here, Carlos Drummond de Andrade writes of the heart delira being a bottomless reservoir of Love.

My almost mile road-trip Deirdra Greenleaf’s Poetry. The Life and Works of Delmira Agustini. The explosion of love is unexpected, uncontrolled, and uncontrollable. Delmira Agustini If life were love, how blessed it would be!

Inshe married Enrique Job Reyes, however, her life was cut short when her husband murdered her and committed suicide. Both had very dark and mellow times in the poem, but had some very positive times too. I also did a poem by Austini Agustini, and I noticed a lot of similarities between the two themes. He urges that we must continue to agustnii 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.

She died in her house in MontevideoUruguay. 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 Agustini – Explosion Explosion. Thus my goal is to post one poem each day for a year as an exercise and meditation on the subject. Relevant Links “About” me A month after that, Reyes fatally shot Agustini twice in the head and afterwards committed suicide.