Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sor Juana por el cinco de mayo



Este, que ves, engaño colorido,
que del arte ostentando los primores,
con falsos silogismos de colores
es cauteloso engaño del sentido:

éste, en quien la lisonja ha pretendido
excusar de los años los horrores,
y venciendo del tiempo los rigores,
triunfar de la vejez y del olvido,

es un vano artificio del cuidado,
es una flor al viento delicada,
es un resguardo inútil para el hado:

es una necia diligencia errada,
es un afán caduco y, bien mirado,
es cadáver, es polvo, es sombra, es nada.

–Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz


  1. Sor Juana is one of my favorites. I stopped by to pass on a Kreativ Blogger Award. Others awarded it to me with the charge to pass it onto others. Visit the link below for details.

    Hays Travelogue

  2. Honored & delighted... now to the pleasurable (of course, I'll have to revisit old faves) challenge of choosing.

    I was always getting off on the wrong foot with English majors, especially Americanists, by refusing to prefer Anne Bradstreet as the true "10th muse"

  3. I collected a couple of Sor Juana books with the hopes of including her in a Day of the Dead project. I first found out about her through Teresa Villegas' awesome Loteria (http://teresavillegas.com/ll_lg_image_pages/poetisa.html)

    I still need to buy A Library for Juana: The World of Sor Juana Ines by Pat Mora and Beatriz Vidal. I have Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz by Elizabeth Martinez. It's so hard to find (dead,historical) Latinas for my students to study - that have children's books written about them, of course!

  4. Wonderful - I'm getting more & more intrigued by loteria cards. I hope Tamra catches the link. I should send it to her just in case. Have you looked for Sor Juana books in Spanish that you could translate?


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