Thursday, March 24, 2011

The poetry of Juan Gelman

The Deluded
Juan Gelman

hope fails us often
grief never.
that's why some think
that known grief is better
than unknown grief.
they believe that hope is an illusion.
they are deluded by grief.
Juan Gelman is considered Argentina's leading poet. He was a committed political activist forced to spend many years in exile during the years Argentina  was ruled by a military dictatorship. His son, daughter in law and grandchild disappeared during the years of military rule.

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