André Breton / César Moro

André Breton

Like a piano of a horse’s tail of a wake of stars
On the lugubrious firmament
Heavy with coagulated blood
Swirling rainbow clouds phalanxes and planets and myriads of
The indelible fire advances
The cypresses burn the tigers panthers and the noble animals
     become incandescent

The care of dawn has been abandoned
And night looms over the devastated earth

The district of treasures keeps his name forever

                                                               Mexico, April 1938

{ César Moro, La tortuga ecuestre y otros textos, ed. Julio Ortega, Caracas: Monte Ávila Editores, 1976 }

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