Simple Verses


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The extraordinary spontaneity of this poem has made Versos Sencillos (Simple Verses) the most famous work of José Martí. The poems gathered in this book, «written as playing», are inspired by the landscapes, music, and people of Cuba. And as Martí indicates, not only in the title of this book but also in the «Dedication»: «These verses are printed because the affection with which they were received, in a night of poetry and friendship, some good souls, has already been made public. And because I love simplicity, and I believe in the need to put the feeling in plain and sincere ways «.

(Description has been translated into English, Book edition is in Spanish)