Being a teenager I was impressed by Ruben Dario’s “ The Wolf Motives”( “Los motivos del lobo”) and my admiration for that jewel of poetry has not decreased with time.
This is an illustration I did for my portfolio six years a go. It represents that moment when Saint Francis and the wolf of Gubbio meet for the first time. I wanted to create an image of trust, showing that humbleness and at the same time greatness that are characteristic of the Saint, in relation to the ferocity of the wolf of Gubbio.
I would like to think of this image as a metaphor of the understanding between humans and nature.
When the poem is translated to English, off course, will never be as beautiful as it is in Spanish since the sound of words and rhymes are lost. Recently I found this translation which is a good effort to keep the content and the beauty of the story.
All right, Brother Francis!