El secreto del Nilo / José Antonio Ramos Sucre

The Secret of the Nile

Adrian was inconsolable from the loss of his favorite in the muddy river, amid clumsy saurians. He had perished while displaying Apollo’s attributes and insignias.
     The lavish palm trees were once again witnessing the sacrifice of the sun, flooded in the penumbra of the solemn moment, and a pyramid was inexorably overwhelming the horizon.
     Adrian had followed the inspirations of an impious curiosity and the teachings of a presumptuous criticism, when he boldly visited the country of wise myths, immobile spectator of mystery.
     Adrian has reclined on the plinth of a demolished monument, in the vicinity of the inexhaustible river, and discovers an image of his thought in the posture of a sparrowhawk, the same one from the indigenous rite, brutally assaulting a victim’s feathers.

Las formas del fuego (1929)

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

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