01 febrero, 2010

Caballos

"What he loved in horses was what he loved in men, the blood and the heat of the blood that ran them. All his reverence and all his fondness and all the leanings of his life were for the ardenthearted and they would always be so and never be otherwise".

Cormac McCarthy, "All the Pretty Horses". p.6



"A thousand horses and none to ride!
With flowing tail, and flying mane,
Wide nostrils never stretched by pain,
Mouths bloodless to the bit or rein,
And feet that iron never shod,
And flanks unscarred by spur or rod"

Lord Byron, "Mazeppa". Canto XVIII.

2 comentarios:

Anónimo dijo...

Tremendo libro el de McCarthy!: me quedé en la página 156 antes de interrumpir su lectura por razones de "fuerza mayor"...cortesía de Argentina...consonancia perfecta: viaje por las pampas argentinas y visión de los espacios gigantes de la frontera mexico-estadounidense en el libro...apenas pueda pienso retomarlo...wild, wild horses!...

Manuel

Manuel

Rodrigo Olavarría dijo...

Manuel, que si, es buenísimo. Yo estoy ahora leyendo el segundo de la trilogía , The Crossing. Subí un fragmento en la siguiente entrada échale un ojo, amigo. Abrazos!