“A Roosevelt”
Por Rubén Darío
Theodore Roosevelt
Quotes by Mark Twain
He is magnificent when his ears are pricked up and his tail is in the air, and he attacks a lightning
express, only to be lost in the dust the express creates.
- quoted in Isabel Lyon's Journal, 1/7/1906
Mr. Roosevelt is the Tom Sawyer of the political world of the twentieth century; always showing
off; always hunting for a chance to show off; in his frenzied imagination the Great Republic is a
vast Barnum circus with him for a clown and the whole world for audience; he would go to
Halifax for half a chance to show off and he would go to hell for a whole one.
- Mark Twain in Eruption
We are insane, each in our own way, and with insanity goes irresponsibility. Theodore the man is
sane; in fairness we ought to keep in mind that Theodore, as statesman and politician, is insane
and irresponsible.
- Letter to J. H. Twichell, 2/16/1905
Our people have adored this showy charlatan as perhaps no impostor of his brood has been
adored since the Golden Calf, so it is to be expected that the Nation will want him back again
after he is done hunting other wild animals heroically in Africa, with the safeguard and advertising
equipment of a park of artillery and a brass band.
- Letter written 3/6/1908 (reprinted in The New York Times 5/31/1912)
USA 1895
y Alejandro el Grande
(conquista de México 1521)
(conquista de los incas 1532)
Los Rocosos y Los Andes
la vértebra
La América del gran Moctezuma, del Inca,
La América fragante de Cristóbal Colón,
La América catolica, la América espanola,
La Ameérica en que dijo el noble Guatemoc:
“Yo no estoy en un lecho de rosas;” esa America
que tiembla de huracanes y que vive de Amor;
Hombres de ojos sajones y alma barbara, vive.
Y suena. Y ama, y vibra; y es la hija del Sol.
Tened cuidado. ! Vive la América española!
Hay mil cachorros sueltos del León Español.
Se necesitaria, Roosevelt, ser por Dios mismo,
El Riflero terrible y el fuerte Cazador,
Para poder ternernos en vuestras férreas garras.
Y, pues contáis con todo una cosa: !Dios!

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