Formed as a professor of literature and French, Alfredo Freesia teaches classes in montevideo until 1976, when he is dismissed by the uruguayan dictatorship. Since then he has been installed in São Paulo, Brazil, where he continues to dedicate himself to poetry and teaching. Since the end of the dictatorship in 1985, freesia systematically returns to Montevideo, where he resides at least two months a year. He practiced cultural journalism in various media in Uruguay (Cultural Supplement of the country), Brazil (Folha De São Paulo) and Mexico (the weekly day). He was editor of the Mexican magazine of poetry the other, in his paper edition, from 2008 to 2013.
“Botany, Google search”
Or tamarises (or even tamarices) are shrubs or saplings of the genus Tamarix.
They can live in saline soils, tolerating up to 15.000 ppm of soluble salt.
They are characterized by thin branches and greenish grey foliage.
They grow both on the beaches of Montevideo and on the banks of the Jordan 1.
They endure the embarrassment of the summers 2 and they like the loneliness of their species 3.
In Montevideo they survive the winters because of their dogmatism, they cling to the sand and challenge the gales.
The winds of the south broken their branches of flimsy appearance, but they do not succeed.
They also resist the tides and endure torrential rains in spring.
They are not particularly pleasant in sight.
They don’t have perfume.
They exist to resist.
1 Abraham is the one who plant the tamarindos (Genesis 21:33) and Saul and his sons were buried in the shadow of this species (1 Samuel 31:13).
2 the leaves are evergreen, small, similar to scales and very close to branches, so they lose very little moisture from perspiration, allowing these trees to live in desert regions and even over sand dunes.
3 limit competition with other plants by absorbing the salt of the layers, which accumulate in their foliage and from there they are depositing on the surface.