Juan Antonio Villacañas Quote
I come to make song, after the tears.
And even if a choir of men
sprayed my tongue with silence,
poetry will come, with liberating voice,
to make my song fall from the trees
and reach the most deeply buried abysses of those tears
that the child lent me when crying himself into life. Because my infant song
is stronger than man's tears,
and it could even conquer me
robbing the need of tears from the sun and the wind.
"New Songs for After the Tears", from Revolt of a Newborn (1973)