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Selected Poems of Rubén Darío
contributions by Rubén Darío
translated by Lysander Kemp
preface by Octavio Paz
illustrated by John Guerin
University of Texas Press, 1965
Cloth: 978-0-292-73370-1 | Paper: 978-0-292-77615-9

TOC
TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • Contents 
    • Translator's Note
      • Kemp, Lysander
    • Prologue
      • Paz, Octavio
    • POEMS
      • SECTION 1. 
      • From Abrojos (Thistles)
        • First, a look
        • II 
        • She wept in my arms. She was dressed all in black.
        • III 
        • Are you weeping? I understand
        • IV 
        • When the serpent whistled
        • That childless lady despises
        • VI 
        • What an extraordinary thing!
        • VII 
        • Who is a light in the street
        • VIII 
        • “What lovely little verses!”
        • IX 
        • Antonio, that good fellow
        • He was a priest, so poor
        • XI 
        • You pity me, no?—
        • XII 
        • I would not want to see you a mother
      • SECTION 2. 
      • From Rimas (Rhymes)
        • That pallid afternoon, the sun
        • II 
        • There was a monogram
        • III 
        • The blue bird of sleep
      • SECTION 3. 
      • From Azul (Blue)
        • Springtime
        • In Winter
      • SECTION 4. 
      • From Prosas profanas y otros poemas (Profane Hymns and Other Poems)
        • It Was a Gentle Air
        • Sonatina
        • Blazon
        • The Swan
        • Symphony in Gray Major
        • Song of the Blood
        • The Ear of Wheat
        • My Soul
        • I Seek a Form
      • SECTION 5. 
      • From Cantos de vida y esperanza (Songs of Life and Hope)
        • The Three Kings
        • Cyrano in Spain
        • Greetings to Leonardo
        • To Roosevelt
        • Towers of God! Poets!
        • Song of Hope
        • Spes
        • Triumphal March
      • SECTION 6. 
      • From Los cisnes y otros poemas (The Swans and Other Poems)
        • For One Moment, Oh Swan
        • Tropical Afternoon
        • Nocturne (“I want to express my anguish …”)
        • Philosophy
        • Leda
        • Pity for Him Who One Day
        • In the Land of Allegory
        • Melancholy
        • Alleluya
        • In Autumn
        • The Seashell
        • Autumn Sonnet to the Marquis of Bradomin
        • Nocturne (“You that have heard the heartbeat …”)
        • Thanatos
        • Far Away
        • Fatality
      • SECTION 7. 
      • From El canto errante (The Wandering Song)
        • Metempsychosis
        • To Columbus
        • Revelation
        • Tutecotzumí
        • Vision
        • Evening
        • Eheu!
        • Slings
        • Nocturne (“Silence of the night …”)
        • Agency—
        • Questions
      • SECTION 8. 
      • From Poema del otoño y otros poemas (Poem of Autumn and Other Poems)
        • Poem of Autumn
        • Noon
        • Evening
        • Saint Helena of Montenegro
      • SECTION 9. 
      • From Canto a la Argentina y otros poemas (Song to the Argentine and Other Poems)
        • Song to the Argentine (fragment)
      • SECTION 10. 
      • Miscellaneous Poems
        • To Amado Nervo
        • Knight
        • Nicaraguan Triptych
          • The Clowns
          • II 
          • Eros
          • III 
          • Earthquake
        • The Victory of Samothrace
        • Christmas Sonnet
        • Pax (fragment)
        • Paternoster to Pan
        • Sadly, Very Sadly—
    • Epilogue: A Speech Al Alimón on Rubén Darío,
      • Lorca, Federico García
      • Neruda, Pablo
    • Index



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