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"Divina Lysi míaperdona si me atrevoa llamarte así, cuandoaun de ser tuya el nombre no merezco." - first stanza of the poem "My Divine Lysi"This was a spare-of-the-moment read for me. I had heard this poet and when I saw the book laying around I decided to purchase it...but lets go back to the beginning. Sor Juana is the pen name of Juana Inés de la Cruz a famous intellectual and nun from Mexico who is generally recognized as that country's first poet. She was a part of the Spanish Golden Age of...
❝Hombres necios que acusáisa la mujer sin razón,sin ver que sois la ocasiónde lo mismo que culpáis:si con ansia sin igualsolicitáis su desdén,¿por qué queréis que obren biensi las incitáis al mal? ❞Translation: (I googled it because I wanted to post the most accurate one I could find, because even though I could try and translate it from Spanish I’d rather have you read a revised one)❝You foolish men who laythe guilt on women,not seeing you're the causeof the very thing you blame;if you invite t...
This 17th century Mexican nun wrote some great love poetry! She garnered patronage from wealthy benefactors after rising from her origins of being an out of wedlock child. Her story, while amazing, is just prelude to the language of her writing which comes through even in translation.
English translations of Sor Juana's poems are just now becoming widely available. The more you know about this amazing poet from Mexico, the more vivid and intriguing her poems become.
did you know that to love another person is to see the face of god