Jose Asuncion Silva

(1865 - 1896 / Colombia)

Jose Asuncion Silva Poems

41. Melancolía (Silva) 9/14/2012
42. Midnight Dreams 9/14/2012
43. Muertos 9/14/2012
44. Nocturne Iii 1/1/2004
45. Nocturno (Silva) 9/14/2012
46. Nocturno 1 (Silva) 9/14/2012
47. Notas Perdidas 9/14/2012
48. Poeta, Di Paso 9/14/2012
49. Realidad (Silva) 9/14/2012
50. Serenata (José Asunción Silva) 9/14/2012
51. Sinfonia Color De Fresa Con Leche 9/14/2012
52. Sub-Umbra 9/14/2012
53. Suspiro (Yearning) 4/6/2010
54. The Woodsmen Of San Juan 4/6/2010
55. Triste (Silva) 9/14/2012
56. Un Poema 9/14/2012
57. Vejeces 9/14/2012
58. Víctor Hugo (Silva) 9/14/2012
Best Poem of Jose Asuncion Silva

Nocturne Iii

One night
one night all full of murmurings, of perfumes and music of wings;
one night
in which fantastic fireflies burnt in the humid nuptial shadows,
slowly by my side, pressed altogether close, silent and pale,
as if a presentiment of infinite bitternesses
agitated you unto the most hidden fibers of your being,
along the flowering path which crosses the plain
you walked;
and the full moon
in the infinite and profound blue heavens scattered its white light;
and your shadow,
fine and languid,
and my shadow ...

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The little girl, though very ill,
Went out one morning
To wander, with faltering footsteps,
The nearby hill.
She brought back mountain flowers
In which she hid
A chrysalis and, unknowing, set it
Close beside her bed.

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