Tuesday, April 24, 2018

U is for Miguel de Unamuno: Quiet Passion

It's April! Time for the AtoZ Blogging Challenge!

For those who haven't played along before, the AtoZ Blogging Challenge asks bloggers to post every day during April (excepting Sundays), which works out to 26 days, one for each letter of the alphabet. In my opinion, it's the most fun if you choose a theme.

This will be my 5th year participating.
My theme this year is Poets I Love all about some of the poets whose work has touched me over the years.

For my regular readers, you'll see more than the usual once-a-week posts from me this month. I'm having a great time writing them, so I hope you enjoy reading them, too. Be sure to check out some of the other bloggers stretching their limits this month to share their passions with you, too. With over 600 participants, there is bound to be something you'd love to read.

I haven't looked deeply into the life of Miguel de Unamuno, but I get the impression he was a quiet, scholarly sort of man with deep passions running beneath. The embodiment of "still waters run deep."

He saw tumultuous times in Spain's history, suffering exile (without his beloved family) and returning in triumph only to get himself in trouble with the next government and die while under house arrest. Throughout it all, he wrote: plays, essays, novels, and philosophy.

What his poetry is like depends on what part of his career we're talking about, but a lot of his work has a serious bent, with a touch of mystic and melancholy. Here's one of my favorites.

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