"The Solitudes of Góngora"
Luis de Góngora
Public DomainLuis de Góngora - Credit: Diego Velázquez.

Luis de Góngora (1561-1627) was one of Spain's greatest poets and a contemporary of Lope de Vega. His unfinished Solitudes are considered his masterpiece, a fabulous tale of shipwreck in which a turkey is compared to a jewel, cranes plough 'the oceans of the empty air' and a campsite is compared to a 'green chapel.'