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This is a well-known poem by Galician writer Rosalía de Castro (Santiago de Compostela, 1837-Padrón, 1835). The speaker of the poem says goodbye to his homeland, his house, his loved one, before migrating to Latin America. The poetry collection Cantares Gallegos [Galician Songs] was published in Vigo on May 17th, 1863. On the one hundred anniversary of this publication, the Real Academia Gallega [Royal Galician Academy] instituted May 17th as the Dia das letras galegas [Day of Galician Letters] to celebrate literature written in Galician. Rosalía de Castro was the first writer to be honored on May 17th, 1963.
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de Castro, Rosalía and Ferradáns, Carmela, "Galician: Adiós ríos, adiós fontes-Goodbye Rivers, Goodbye Fountains" (1863). IWU Global Storytelling Project. 16.
Castro, Rosalía. Cantares Gallegos. Vigo: J. Companel, 1863.