Jose Asuncion Silva

(1865 - 1896 / Colombia)

Jose Asuncion Silva Poems

41. Crepusculo 3 9/14/2012
42. Melancolía (Silva) 9/14/2012
43. Nocturno 1 (Silva) 9/14/2012
44. Cápsulas 9/14/2012
45. Sinfonia Color De Fresa Con Leche 9/14/2012
46. La Respuesta De La Tierra 9/14/2012
47. Midnight Dreams 9/14/2012
48. Los Maderos De San Juan 9/14/2012
49. Ars 9/14/2012
50. Nocturno (Silva) 9/14/2012
51. The Woodsmen Of San Juan 4/6/2010
52. Suspiro (Yearning) 4/6/2010
53. For The Reader's Ear 4/6/2010
54. Dusk 4/6/2010
55. Butterflies 4/6/2010
56. Nocturne Iii 1/1/2004
57. Childhood 4/6/2010
58. Chrysalises 4/6/2010

Comments about Jose Asuncion Silva

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (11/4/2015 8:58:00 AM)

    I didn't know Jose Asuncion Silva and his interesting poetry. Thank you PH

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  • Juan Rodriguez Juan Rodriguez (11/4/2013 8:47:00 AM)

    This great Colombian poet is one of the greatest of the modernist movement. Silva just like Marti and Dario rejected a materialist world that was killing humanity just like today!

Best Poem of Jose Asuncion Silva


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.

A few days later, at the moment
She lay dying,
We all gathered round, our eyes
Red with crying,
And at the instant she departed
The whisper of wings
Was heard, and through the window,
Taking flight, escaping
Into the waiting garden, wafted
A golden butterfly.

Hurriedly, I searched for the insect’s
Now empty ...

Read the full of Chrysalises


These recollections with the scent of ferns
Are the idyll of early years
(Gregorio Gutierrez González)

Accompanying the hazy memories
Time so generously glorifies,
Returning to a welcoming heart
And flocking like white butterflies,
Come fantasies of happy childhood days.

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