Rubén Darío
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Rubén Darío 357  Rubén Darío (1867–1916) Urna Votiva I’d carve this for the ashes of years: a garland of immortelle to adorn the Grecian fret on a votive urn; a chalice to hold heaven’s tears; now a lark surprised on the wing; and an olive branch where she’ll sing; and, wrapped in a Muse’s veil, Diana’s statue near a forest spring. My work, if I could work the stone, releasing the marble’s cold fire, I’d crown with a rose and a lyre. My dream, as day turns back night? To see in the face of a weeping girl one tear full of love and of light . . . Lorna Knowles Blake, 2011 ...