El paseo / José Antonio Ramos Sucre

The Stroll

The magnetic effluvium of the beautiful girl stuns my faculties.
     We leave the city and its narrowness seeking the countryside.
     The grass breaks the ground of the ancient avenue.
     The November morning sounds with the displays and fluttering of the festive wind and wears mild colors. It prefers blue and white, after the example of a reverent maiden, in a devoted procession. Though it doesn’t display, like the maiden, a floral gift, pride of the garden or the forest, but rather the crystals and diamonds of a fortuitous rain.
     I suppress in front of the beautiful girl the most uncomfortable hindrances to the footstep.
     She advances with the disdain of a convalescent and recounts the misfortunes of a stately drama, where honor prevents the lovers’ confession and imposes upon them a superhuman posture.
     We feel the situations of the comedy and celebrate the elegance of a lady in waiting, by which the fortune of a dénouement arrives.
     The boreal day suggests the atmosphere of the kingdom in which the Romanesque event takes place.

Las formas del fuego (1929)

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

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