El remordimiento / José Antonio Ramos Sucre


The kind man paints a watercolor image of the glimpsed woman. He saw her in the secret of her park, dressed for the ride, amid a team of huntsmen armed with javelins.
     The kind man prints the fleeting vision, marks the thin and transparent figure.
     The horses left at a gallop, trampling the prairie grass polished by rain. The kind man incorporated himself to the cavalcade, from where he draws the scene for the art of his liking.
     He recalls the events and cases of the departure, and above all, the death of his rival, precipitated into an unforeseen pit during the course of the race.
     The kind man was unable to save the horseman’s life and he reaches the point of considering himself guilty. He abandons the paintbrush and with his hands covers the face altered by the suggestions of a somber mind.

Las formas del fuego (1929)

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

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