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Rubén Darío

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Rubén Darío

The great Nicaraguan poet Félix Rubén García Sarmiento (1867–1916), who called himself Rubén Darío, was born in Metapa, Nicaragua, in a city that now bears the name Darío. Considered one of the leaders and proponents of the Modernismo movement, Darío completely changed the landscape of Spanish language poetry. A journalist and diplomat, he is now one of the most widely read of Spanish-language poets.

Articles by Rubén Darío

The Wandering Song
By Rubén Darío
A singer goes all over the worldimpassioned or boredIn a little train or a white trainby the gulls or through the grainA singer walks into wars and peacesinto civil wars, trench wars, trade warsthrough…
Translated from Spanish by Gabriel Gudding
Philosophy
By Rubén Darío
Little spider, greet the sun. Don't be down.Give thanks, dear toad, that you are here.The hairy crabs, like roses, all have thorns,and mollusks are reminiscences of women.Know how to be what you are:enigmas…
Translated from Spanish by Gabriel Gudding
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