Rosalia de Castro, Galician poet and author, 1837 -1885




i am a prisoner

of my time and culture


it will not change

not in my lifetime


nor ten more

so i wear black


and obey

and birth


and harbor thoughts

to match my attire


and love

though his love


is spurious

and base







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Written on 2021-06-28 at 00:31

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Simple, direct, grim, effective. Well done.