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Image by Caroline Forbes

Spanish Civil War

Spanish Civil War

I can scarcely imagine it happened -
where it would be - the places of it.
Quiet places I visit now - torn up grass,
headed-off mist, depositions
of rose, vine, earth. Aragon all night
a cruel river you need to cross.
Here, and here, they say leading you
from the square, the church steps.
Here, by these houses, and on this hill
of fervent olive trees - yes, this very.


from Silences from the Spanish Civil War (Enitharmon, 2002), © Jane Duran 2002, used by permission of the author and the publisher

Recordings

Jane Duran Reading from her poems

1Braided Rug

2Returning

3Time Zones

4River

5Stillborn

6Miscarriage

7Snow Pudding

8The Orange Tree in Cordoba

9Link

10Great Grandfathers

11Introduction to Silences from the Spanish Civil War

12Spanish Civil War

13Research

14Maestrazgo

15Eye Witness

16To the Aragon Front

17Battle of Teruel, Winter 1937-8

18Sardine Tin

19Crossing at Miravet, 1938

20Road to the French Border, 1939

21Letters, 1940

22Paterna, 1939-42

23Not Talking About Franco, 1959

24Coastline, 1960

25The Pyrenees

26Coastal

27Cape Porpoise, Maine

28Stroke

29Coat

30Hairpins

31The Past

32There Are Women

33Coming About

34To My Mother and Father

35Tracks

36Introduction to Zagharit

37The Mat

38Petit Pain

39What We Know

40Nightlight

41Ramy

42Water

43What is Written

44Sabbat

45Mid-Winter

46Haircut

47Mint Tea

48Coastal Route

49Confluence

50El Attaf, 1958

51Zagharit

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