Anthology of Spanish Poetry

A Collection of Spanish Poems
Selected by Fred F. Jehle

  Gonzalo de Berceo - Juan Ruiz, Arcipreste de Hita - el Marqués de Santillana - Romances - Villancicos - Jorge Manrique - Gil Vicente - Juan del Encina - Garcilaso de la Vega - Anonymous - Santa Teresa de Ávila - Fray Luis de León - Baltasar del Alcázar - Fernando de Herrera - San Juan de la Cruz - Luis de Góngora y Argote - Lope de Vega - Francisco de Quevedo - Pedro Calderón de la Barca - Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz - Félix María de Samaniego - Tomás de Iriarte - Juan Meléndez Valdés - José de  Espronceda - Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer - Rosalía de Castro

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     Permission is given to use these poems and other materials for non-comercial purposes. For the most part the versions of the poems offered here have been adapted from rather old books, and they frequently do not correspond exactly to what is found in some modern textbooks.
     This collection is still not complete. For example, I would like to add the text for the “empty” titles given below. In those cases I'm still looking for versions no longer under copyright, or for someone to give me permission to use them.
     After each poem I have added information on the rhyme and number of syllables per line, with the hope that this will help you appreciate a little more some of the technical aspects of Spanish poetry.
     If you find errors of any type in these files, please tell me about them.

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Index of Poems
Listed Chronologically by Author

Gonzalo de Berceo (¿1195?-¿1246?)

Juan Ruiz, el Arcipreste de Hita (¿1283?-¿1350?)

El Marqués de Santillana Iñigo López de Menzoza (1398-1458)

Romances (anonymous)

Villancicos (anonymous)

Jorge Manrique (1440-1479)

Gil Vicente (¿1465?-¿1536?)

Juan del Encina (¿1469?-¿1529?)

Garcilaso de la Vega (1501-1536)

Anonymous (frequently attributed to Santa Teresa de Ávila)

Santa Teresa de Ávila (1515-1582)

Fray Luis de León (1527-1591)

Baltasar del Alcázar (1530-1606)

Fernando de Herrera 1534-1598)

San Juan de la Cruz (1542-1591)

Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561-1627)

Lope de Vega (1562-1635)

Francisco de Quevedo (1580-1645)

Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600-1681)

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (Juana de Asbaje y Ramírez; ¿1648?-1695)

Félix María de Samaniego (1745-1801)

Tomás de Iriarte (1750-1791)

Juan Meléndez Valdés (1754-1817)

José de Espronceda (1808-1842)

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (1836-1870)

Rosalía de Castro (1837-1885)

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Index of Poems
Listed Alphabetically by First Line


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Thanks to David L. Walker for his generous help in preparing these texts, and to Eric W. Vogt, Vern G. Williamsen, J.L. Pérez de la Cruz and Ned Davison for use of their e-texts.

Fred F. Jehle jehle@ipfw.edu
Revised: Jan. 6, 2004
URL: http://users.ipfw.edu/jehle/poetry.htm