By Ramon Lopez Velarde,Mark Jacobs
—Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda
“López Velarde is the main prominent and so much rigorously studied poet in Mexico . . . [He] left us a number of poems . . . so ideal that it really is silly to lament those who demise avoided him from writing.”—Nobel Laureate Octavio Paz
“López Velarde . . . was once a wonder.” —Jorge Luis Borges
Millions of Mexicans understand Ramón López Velarde because the writer of clever Patria, the nationwide poem of Mexico, and a modernist masterpiece. yet few inside of or open air Mexico comprehend the excessive opinion of him held by way of his fellow greats of Latin American poetry. López Velarde's Wikipedia access competently states: “Despite his significance, he continues to be a digital unknown outdoors his personal country.” to illustrate of ways unknown, the entire different significant Mexican poets (and even a few minor ones) are within the Oxford e-book of Latin American Poetry, yet now not López Velarde. he's really a forgotten modernist grasp.
In 1963, Pablo Neruda released his personal choice of the poems of López Velarde. The Chilean Nobel Laureate even rented rooms in a former place of abode of López Velarde's the place Neruda "began to reside within the complete surroundings of López Velarde, whose poetry started to penetrate me . . . there is not any extra distilled poetry than his . . . [He] gave to the poetry of the Americas a taste and a perfume that would final without end . . . Few poets with so few phrases have advised us rather a lot and so endlessly in their personal land . . . [His] short pages achieve, in a few sophisticated means, the eternity of poetry."
M. W. Jacobs is a retired instructor, a pupil for many years of Latin American poetry, and a lover of Mexico for even longer. he's additionally the editor of ultimate Rock Band Names as Tiny Poems (Escallonia Press), and the writer of the fast tale collections approximately Sixties San Francisco, San Fran ‘60s and extra San Fran ‘60s (both Escallonia Press also).