La caza / José Antonio Ramos Sucre

The Hunt

     The Duchess keeps, while riding a horse, a modest and gentle behavior. She reproaches the goshawk on the fist and sends it off in search of an indistinct bird.

     The goshawk draws an uncertain flight and is correct about the path.

     The beauty of the lady distracts me from following the course of the hunt. She is fully resplendent in the uniform field.

     I pick up from the floor and discreetly put away a cordovan sole, fallen from her foot.

     The Duchess notices the loss during a break from the active diversion.

     I abstain from answering her anxious questions, painted with anger. A page brings to light the shame of my theft.

     The Duchess laughs gracefully when she guesses the sign of a passion in the most unshorn of her villains.

Las formas del fuego (1929)

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

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