Quotation by Federico García Lorca

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There is nothing more poetic and terrible than the skyscrapers' battle with the heavens that cover them. Snow, rain, and mist highlight, drench, or conceal the vast towers, but those towers, hostile to mystery and blind to any sort of play, shear off the rain's tresses and shine their three thousand swords through the soft swan of the fog.
Federico García Lorca (1898–1936), Spanish poet, playwright. Lecture, March 1932, Madrid. "A Poet in New York," Poet in New York (1940, trans. 1988).
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