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Cuba and Puerto Rico—"Two Wings of the Same Bird"

Puerto Rican poet and journalist Lola Rodríguez de Tió was one of the most prominent early advocates for Puerto Rican independence. Among her most popular works was "A Cuba," from which the excerpt below is taken. Rodríguez lived her final years in Cuba.

Cuba y Puerto Rico son
de un pájaro las dos alas,
reciben flores o balas
sobre el mismo corazón
...

Cuba and Puerto Rico are
As two wings of the same bird,
They receive flowers and bullets
Into the same heart ...

Source | Lola Rodríguez de Tió, "A Cuba," in Mi Libro de Cuba: Poesías (Habana: Imprenta La Moderna, 1893), 3-6.
Creator | Lola Rodríguez de Tió
Item Type | Fiction/Poetry
Cite This document | Lola Rodríguez de Tió, “Cuba and Puerto Rico—"Two Wings of the Same Bird",” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed December 17, 2018, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/2511.

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