Poemas

By Edgar Allan Poe

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EDGAR ALLAN POE

POEMAS

CON UN PRÓLOGO

DE

Rubén Darío

EDITOR: CLAUDIO GARCIA SARANDI, 441

1919

POEMAS

PEÑA Hnos.--Imp.



INDICE


Prólogo de _Rubén Darío_

POEMAS

Annabel Lee

A mi Madre

Para Annie

Eldorado

Eulalia

Un ensueño en un ensueño

La ciudad en el mar

La Durmiente

Balada Nupcial

El Coliseo

El Gusano Vencedor

A Elena

A la Ciencia

A la Señorita * * *

A la Señorita * * *

Al Río

Canción

Los Espíritus de los Muertos

La Romanza

El Reino de las Hadas

El Lago

La Estrella de la Tarde

El Día más Feliz

Imitación

Las Campanas

Ulalume

Estrellas Fijas

Dreamland

El Cuervo




PRÓLOGO


En una mañana fría y húmeda llegué por primera vez al inmenso país de
los Estados Unidos. Iba el _steamer_ despacio, y la sirena aullaba
roncamente por temor de un choque. Quedaba atrás Fire Island con su
erecto faro; estábamos frente a Sandy Hook, de donde nos salió al paso
el barco de sanidad. El ladrante slang yanqui sonaba por todas partes,
bajo el pabellón de bandas y estrellas. El viento frío, los pitos
arromadizados, el humo de las chimeneas, el movimiento de las máquinas,
las mismas ondas ventrudas de aquel mar estañado, el vapor que caminaba
rumbo a la gran bahía, todo decía: _all right_. Entre las brumas se
divisaban islas y barcos. Long Island desarrollaba la inmensa cinta de
sus costas, y Staten Island, como en el marco de una viñeta, se
presentaba en su hermosura, tentando al lápiz, ya que no, por falta de
sol, a la máquina fotográfica. Sobre cubierta se agrupan los pasajeros:
el comerciante de gruesa panza, congestionado como un pavo, con
encorvadas narices israelitas; el clergyman huesoso, enfundado en su
largo levitón negro, cubierto con su ancho sombrero de fieltro, y en la
mano una pequeña Biblia; la muchacha que usa gorra de jockey, y que
durante toda la travesía ha cantado con voz fonográfica, al són de un
banjo; el joven robusto, lampiño como un bebé, y que, aficionado al box,
tiene los puños de tal modo, que bien pudiera desquijarrar un
rinoceronte de un solo impulso... En los Narrows se alcanza a ver la
tierra pintoresca y florida, las fortalezas. Luego, levantando sobre su
cabeza la antorcha simbólica, queda a un lado la gigantesca Madona de la
Libertad, que tiene por peana un islote. De mi alma brota entonces la
salutación:

«A ti, prolífica, enorme, dominadora. A ti, Nuestra Señora de la
Libertad. A ti, cuyas mamas de bronce alimentan un sinnúmero de almas y
corazones. A ti, que te alzas solitaria y magnífica sobre tu isla,
levantando la divina antorcha. Yo te saludo al paso de mi _steamer_,
prosternándome delante de tu majestad. ¡Ave: Good morning! Yo sé, divino
icono, ¡oh, magna estatua!, que tu solo nombre, el de la excelsa beldad
que encarnas, ha hecho brotar

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Text Comparison with The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket Comprising the details of a mutiny and atrocious butchery on board the American brig Grampus, on her way to the South Seas, in the month of June, 1827.

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Poe was affixed to the articles in the table of contents of the magazine.
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PYM.
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Now, at least, I was in possession of my senses.
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Just after returning from my last journey to the trap, and before my attention had been otherwise directed by the singular conduct of Tiger, I had come to the resolution of making myself heard at all events by those on board, or, if I.
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