Windsor / José Antonio Ramos Sucre


The King speaks in familiar terms with the Flemish painter about his latest art novelty and puts on a bedside table the bag of coins set aside for the procurance of sumptuous paintings. The sovereign and the artist have gathered in the large room overlooking the park with its silver poplars. They lean out a window so they might listen to the diaphanous voice of a fountain.
     The nightingale intones its melody, a gift from a discontented poet, peer to visionaries and prophets, threatened by the blindness of the inspired.
     The glimpse of an ambushed moon attempts a drawing of vain silhouettes.
     The bird seduces the king’s will and suspends his attention, leaving space for the enunciation of a presentaneous threat.
     An ascetic vociferates the loss of the sovereign and condemns his passion for beauty, adopting the accent of a hirsute apostle in the presence of Athens, city of idols.

Las formas del fuego (1929)

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

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