One day in 1923. in the city of Colon (Panama) some state official, when his day at work was finally done and after he collected his paycheck (it was the last day of the month), left the building of ministry where he was employed. Between that moment and the beginning of the next day (in approximately 10 or 12 hours) he wrote a long poem. It has to be highlighted that - once he finished a poem - he didn’t change it at all. Also, in order to capture this event in an unique bubble of time, it has to be mentioned that before that, in almost 50 years of his life, he never wrote a single literary work; nothing preceded and nothing followed this extraordinary event. Inspiration left in the poem itself.
The poem that state official named Varamo wrote that night is “The Song of an Unborn Child” and it became the most important work of modernism in Latin America.