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Title: Poetas del porvenir

Author(s): Walt Whitman, Pablo Mané

Date: 1978–9

Whitman Archive ID: med.00506

Source: "Poetas del porvenir." Whitman, Walt. Poesia Completa. Tr. Pablo Mané (Barcelona: Ediciones 29, 1978–9), 35. Transcribed from a digital image of a print original. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of translations, see our statement of editorial policy.

Editorial note(s): Mané's translation of "Poets to Come" appears in many editions, both authorized and unauthorized. It is based on the final form of the poem as it appeared in Leaves of Grass. For more on Mané's translation, see Matt Cohen, Nicole Gray, and Rey Rocha, "'Poets to Come': An Introduction to the Spanish Translations."

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Rey Rocha, Vanessa Steinroetter, and Janel Cayer




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Poetas del porvenir

¡Poetas del porvenir! ¡Oradores, cantantes, músicos del porvenir!
pero vosotros, nueva camada nativa, atlética, continental, más grande
que todo lo conocido hasta ahora.
¡Despertad! Os corresponde hacerme justicia.
Yo apenas he escrito una o dos palabras indicativas para el futuro.
Apenas avanzo un momento, ya me apresuro a retornar a la oscuridad.

Soy un hombre que, vagando a la ventura sin detenerse nunca mucho,
os dirige una mirada indiferente para volver luego la cara
y dejaros la prueba y la definición,
esperando de vosotros lo más importante.

1860/1860


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