Ramon Lopez Velarde

(1888-1921 / Mexico)

Ramon Lopez Velarde
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Ramón López Velarde (June 15, 1888 – June 19, 1921) was a Mexican poet. His work is generally considered to be postmodern, but is unique for its subject matter. He achieved great fame in his native land, to the point of being considered Mexico's national poet. more »

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A Mi Prima Agueda

A Jesús Villalpando


Mi madrina invitaba a mi prima Agueda
A que pasara el día con nosotros,
Y mi prima llegaba
Con un contradictorio
Prestigio de almidón y de temible
Luto ceremonioso.


Agueda aparecía, resonante
De almidón, y sus ojos
Verdes y sus mejillas rubicundas
Me protegían contra el pavoroso
Luto…

Yo era rapaz
Y conocía la o por lo redondo,
Y Agueda que tejía
Mansa y perseverante en el sonoro
Corredor, me causaba
Calosfríos ignotos…
(Creo que hasta le debo la costumbre
heroicamente insana de hablar ...

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