Zarautz – Biotzean min dut (1932)

Lyric poem by Xabier Lizardi (1896-1933) from his work Biotz-Begietan published in Bilbao in 1932, an emblematic work of Basque literature. The poem speaks of his feeling for the funeral of his grandmother with a sonic chorus.

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Eguzkirik ez dute

leiotan zapiak;
aur-yolasik ez dago
gaur zure kalean.
Odeiek lits urratu;
itxasoak orro.
Gizadi bat geldirik;
gero, bat-batean:

Ots!
Ots!
Bizion oñok…
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Author: Aintzane Erkizia
Date: 24/04/2012