Sunday, October 16, 2011


I had breakfast today watching this short film created by Salvador Dali and Walt Disney

I wonder if the swallows were inspired by a poem by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer (1836-1870):

Volverán las oscuras golondrinas
en tu balcón sus nidos a colgar,
y, otra vez, con el ala a sus cristales
jugando llamarán;
pero aquéllas que el vuelo refrenaban
tu hermosura y mi dicha al contemplar,
aquéllas que aprendieron nuestros nombres...
 ésas... ¡no volverán!

 Roughly translated:

The dark swallows will return
to hang their nests in your balcony
and playing, they will knock on your glass windows
with their wings one more time;
but those that delayed their flight
to contemplate your beauty and my joy,
those that learned our names...
those won't return!

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