La venganza de Viviana / José Antonio Ramos Sucre

Viviana’s Vengeance

I remain standing in the lady’s presence. I have imagined, for her iconic beauty, the Byzantine stole and the crown of emeralds and berilos.
     The mourning suit improves her jasmine profile. I have seen, during my travels in Spain, the fine flower of the unfaithful.
     The lady is seated at an oak chair and watches, through the window, the malignant forest. Caesar’s army feared crossing it, according to what an eloquent monk writes.
     The gentleman disappeared on the first morning of his voyage and the horse returned alone, showing signs of affliction.
     The north wind throws a fugitive crow onto the merlons.
     The lady orders that it be sheltered and prohibits the archers from hunting it.

Las formas del fuego (1929)

{ José Antonio Ramos Sucre, Obra completa, Caracas: Biblioteca Ayacucho, 1989 }

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