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Uke Federico Garcia Lorca Poem? (31) Source of Frederico Garcia Lorca Poem? 10 Aug 05

I'm hoping someone out there who knows the poetry of Lorca might be able to help me trace the source of this oft-quoted poetic description of folk-inspired art:

"The poem, the song, the picture, is only water drawn from the well of the people, and it should be given back to them in a cup of beauty so that they may drink - and in drinking understand themselves."

I've looked through several translated anthologies of his poems, but with no luck. I'm starting to wonder if he really did create this passage. Help please!!

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