Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile

El contemplado

Author: Pedro Salinas
Publisher: Stylo
Place: Mexico D. F.
Publication Date: 1946
Genre: Poetry
Editions: Madrid: Aguilar, 1956.
Madrid: Castalia, 1996
Language: Spanish
First published in Spain: 1956
Keywords: Puerto Rico
Long poem with fourteen variations, in which the poet speaks to the sea of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The sea listens and is "contemplado" [contemplated]. The elements of the landscape (light, breeze, water, colour, brightness...) are present in all the poems.