7 Responses to “Dulce María Loynaz: I am like the traveler who arrives at a port where no one waits for her”

  1. Michael Hill 28th Aug 2020 at 12:20 pm #

    Rather sad, reminds me when I first stayed in London when I got my first job after art school, many years ago.

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    • Byron's Muse 28th Aug 2020 at 7:34 pm #

      That sounds like a beginning of an interesting novel! I love the themes of arrival to a new place, loneliness, alienation, feeling all alone and not needed, that kind of vibe.

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      • Michael Hill 29th Aug 2020 at 5:32 am #

        I’m afraid I don’t have the skill to write a novel but I would love to read your first book, I think you have a gift for words.

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        • Byron's Muse 29th Aug 2020 at 9:00 pm #

          Thank you for your kind words! I do write short stories and other stuff, so who knows, perhaps one day I publish it….


          • Michael Hill 30th Aug 2020 at 2:20 am #

            I believe you should ! I’m not an expert but I think you express your thoughts very clearly and they come over very touching at times.

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  2. smilla72 29th Aug 2020 at 6:27 pm #

    Hi Byron’s muse and thanks a lot for this little gem! I can perfectly relate to this little poem. It reminds me many poems of German romanticism ( Caspar David Friedrich is actually the painter that corresponds the best to my inner world). I have studied German literature in Trier and I am always «  drawn » to the core of German romanticism when I am in Germany. Since my earliest childhood I have felt like a stranger coming from the Romantic Age (groeing up with Grimm’s fairy tales). For me it’s not about melancholy (there is one very dark sea painting by Caspar David Friedrich). German romanticism is about preserving « the inner child » alive even when we are adults. It’s seeing the world as « wundersam » (not necessarily « wunderbar » even if it’s the same etymology). Romantics are « wundersam ». I had a marvellous day yesterday in Trier. Best regards! Jean-Marc

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    • Byron's Muse 30th Aug 2020 at 7:08 pm #

      Thank you so much for this interesting and lovely comment! I loved hearing your thoughts on German Romanticism. Thank you for sharing them. I adore the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich, I love Schiller’s The Robbers as well and Heinrich Heine’s poems, since we are on the topic of German Romanticism. I love Russian Romanticism a lot too, Pushkin and Lermontov.

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