La suspirante / José Antonio Ramos Sucre

The Sighing Girl

The beautiful girl has returned from very far away. She locks herself in her inaccessible chamber again, satisfying herself with the svelte sofa and the exotic trinket. She imposes the memory of a stately era, surrounding herself with the successive scenes of a tapestry.
     The beautiful girl loses herself reading of extravagant events, occurring in imaginary kingdoms, and narrated with the semblance of parody. She returns to a burlesque passage, where a pastor alternates with the buffoon expelled from the court.
     The contemptuous lady engulfs herself in the peripeteia of an incomparable tale and suspends the entertainment when a battle begins between gentlemen with illustrious surnames.
     The reluctant lady, an aficionado of the chimeras of imagination, dreams of fleeing this world for another illusory one.
     No one would be able to investigate the direction of her escape.
     The beautiful girl flies over the roads blinded by snow and a solitary owl sounds the alarm in the night fascinated by the full moon.

Las formas del fuego (1929)

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

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