[Milton-L] Milton non-Anglophone sonnets

Mario Murgia precious.bane at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 01:50:27 EST 2012


Dear Angelica,
The following sonnet is not explicitly about Milton, but I've always
suspected it was somehow inspired by Milton's notion of "darkness visible"
(also, is the final tercet reminiscent of Satan's despair in hell, or is it
just me?) It is by Mexican poet Herminio Ahumada (Sonora 1899-Mexico City
1983). There is no way to prove Milton exerted direct influence on Ahumada,
but he was well versed in both English and American poetry, which may
render my suspicions at least plausible.
Feliz año nuevo, everyone!
Mario

Luz sin luz

Luz sin luz que cegaste mis ojos,
nuestro amor... fue un amor sin amor.
Fue tu cuerpo la dádiva fría
que se entrega sin gracia, sin don.

Noche negra de negra locura
de ese amor que nació sin pasión,
tempestad en la calma sin calma
de una angustia de amargo dulzor.

Eso fueron las horas sombrías
de esa sombra sin sombra ni paz;
alegría del goce sin goce,

sin dolor que redime dolor;
larga pausa del tiempo sin tiempo
que se pierde en lo eterno, sin Dios.



2012/1/2 Duran, Angelica A <duran0 at purdue.edu>

>  Dear scholars,
>
> I know of many Anglophone sonnets entitled “Milton” and/or about Milton by
> Wordsworth (“London, 1802), Longfellow, etc.  I also know of Borges’s
> Spanish sonnets on Milton. I am looking for non-Anglophone sonnets entitled
> “Milton” and/or about Milton.  Please advise me if you know.
>
>
> Adios,
>
> Angelica Duran
> Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literature
> Director, Religious Studies Program
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"Come gli occhi della civetta, ci sono pensieri che non sopportano la luce
piena".
--Michela Murgia
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