Paisaje del mar desierto / José Antonio Ramos Sucre

Landscape of the Desert Sea

The vessel crosses the inhospitable sea, where the uniform sky paints glosses of a steel color. The light wanders horizontally, oppressed by the dim air, originating from a smoky sun; the vessel’s black volume interrupts the immensity.
     The drizzle lulls the rough sea, occupying the constant hours; and the dark horizon limits the inert water, surrounds an abyss where life sleeps.
     The balance of the vessel diminishes silence; and the fuscous air spreads unsettled crystals, mitigating the red glow of a pendulum harbor beacon.
     The vessel is served by sailors of grim calm, who repose from the maneuver observing without hope; they confront the nebulous day and obscure night, and lavish the deed in solitude, henchmen of an unconquered pride.

La torre de Timón (1925)

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

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