Benedetti_1Cry the literature, cry the words all around the world,yesterday May 17 in the afternoon in the city of Montevideo, Uruguay, died at 88 years the great writer Mario Benedetti.
Latin American and international culture, fired one of its greatest writers.

La tregua,Quien de nosotros, Geografas, Pedro y el Capitan, Viento del exilio, El amor, las mujeres y la vida,are his most famous works, born in 1920, during the years of dictatorship toured the world, carrying his books, Spain, Mexico and many other countries received it with open arms, this son of the beloved Uruguay, exiled by the military of his country.

It took part of the 45 generation with Idea Vilariño and Carlos Onetti, few days ago Vilariño also died, his books where traslate in 20 languages, he born in Paso de los Toros, his book La Tregua, was taken to cinema in 1974, by Sergio Renan, and was nominated to best foreigner film.
Many artist put music to his poems, like Joan Manuel Serrat, with The South also exist, with Daniel Vigglietti they make few concerts with songs and poems, the poem ” te quiero ” with Alberto Favero, for Nacha Guevara, that other artist sing too.

The last years I had an illness, in and out of the Medical Society, and yesterday Mario Benedetti heart stopped beating, but never stopped beating her work, that endure in the hearts of all who read and what we have shared with him, his writings.
Anyway, he was ill he was working in a new book of poems.

His wake will be held today, Monday, May 18, at the Legislative Palace, where the general public and the authorities will give their farewell.
In the Hall of Lost Steps, at 9 am at the moment I write this is 7:50 am in Uruguay, a rainy day, mourning one of its most acclaimed son at the international level.

Rest in peace Mario Benedetti, shares there in heaven with the angels, your writing, your novels, your poems.

Te quiero

Tus manos son mi caricia,
mis acordes cotidianos;
te quiero porque tus manos
trabajan por la justicia.

Si te quiero es porque sos
mi amor, mi cómplice, y todo.
Y en la calle codo a codo
somos mucho más que dos.

Tus ojos son mi conjuro
contra la mala jornada;
te quiero por tu mirada
que mira y siembra futuro.

Tu boca que es tuya y mía,
Tu boca no se equivoca;
te quiero por que tu boca
sabe gritar rebeldía.

Si te quiero es porque sos
mi amor mi cómplice y todo.
Y en la calle codo a codo
somos mucho más que dos.

Y por tu rostro sincero.
Y tu paso vagabundo.
Y tu llanto por el mundo.
Porque sos pueblo te quiero.

Y porque amor no es aurora,
ni cándida moraleja,
y porque somos pareja
que sabe que no está sola.

Te quiero en mi paraíso;
es decir, que en mi país
la gente vive feliz
aunque no tenga permiso.

Si te quiero es por que sos
mi amor, mi cómplice y todo.
Y en la calle codo a codo
somos mucho más que dos.

Video of Nacha Guevara and the poem of Mario Benedetti, ” I love you ” Te quiero “.


3 Responses

  1. hey people im from urguay , exactly tacarembo where he had born, we are still crying because of his death, but althoug he left many poems, leiterarture miss him,
    all the best..
    uruguay- macarena

    • gracias por tu visita al blog yo tambien soy uruguaya pero de montevideo, me imagino la gente de tacuarembo como lo sufrio todo lo pasado por Benedetti aunq yo siempre digo los grandes artistas como el nos dejan su obra maravillosa cuando dejan el cuerpo fisico
      Ademas Tacuarembo tiene grandes artistas como Benedetti, Gardel.
      Gracias coterranea por tu aporte.

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