La ráfaga / José Antonio Ramos Sucre

The Gust

The marble nymphs spill the water from the fountain through the mouth of their carved pitchers. They are seated at the edge of the jasper cup and they gather and pour the directed waves by means of an artifice. The water poured from the carved pitchers animates the shade, sonorously wounding the ground.
     The heroines of unhappy love gather in that spot at the same hour, for the confidence of their sorrows. A higher will locks them in the humid garden, where glimpses of a cardinal light play.
     They alternately refer to the story of their misfortune and add lamentable canticles.
     The heroines release a scream and launch themselves in several directions when they feel the birth of a distant roar. The passing of a misty gust dissolves the fantastical garden and its violet gloss, and leaves in its place a darkness full of moans.

Las formas del fuego (1929)

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

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