Rimas Xxxix

written by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

Rimas Xxxix

— Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

?A que me lo decis? lo se: es mudable,
Es altanera y vana y caprichosa;
Antes que el sentimiento de su alma,
Brotara el agua de la esteril roca.

Se que en su corazon, nido de sierpes,
No hay una fibra que al amor responda;
Que es una estatua inanimada... pero...
iEs tan hermosa!

About the poet

Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

Gustavo Adolfo Domínguez Bastida, better known as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, was an Andalusian post-romanticist writer of poetry and short stories, now considered one of the most important figures in Spanish literature. He adopted the alias of Bécquer as his brother Valeriano Bécquer, a painter, had done earlier. He was associated with the post-romanticism movement and wrote while realism was enjoying success in Spain. He was moderately well known during his life, but it was after his death that most of his works were published. His best known works are the Rhymes and the Legends, usually published together as Rimas y leyendas. These poems and tales are essential to the study of Spanish literature and common reading...

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