Felipe Maximiliano Chacon


Erratic, she wandered everywhere,

with various turns of incessant flight,

an ambitious little thing whose longing

was only for a nectar-filled orchard..

And continuing her career, .

night came and found her in sleeplessness,

and already in my house, in her ambition and zeal,

she took the lamp for a spring flower.

And her fast wings spinning,

eager to embrace her fiance,

she went flying straight to the flame of the oil lamp;

and was turned to charred fragments.

I saw her later, and I sighed, exclaiming:

It is a cheating idol, this life!

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