Jose Asuncion Silva

(1865 - 1896 / Colombia)

Jose Asuncion Silva Poems

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


In a fragile vase
In your chamber are
Preserved butterflies
That when touched by
A brilliant sun ray
Turn to mother-of-pearl,
Pieces of iridescent
Evening sky
Or opaline glimmer

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