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José Ángel Valente

Night falls.
         The heart descends
infinite steps, enormous galleries,
only to find sorrow.
There it rests, there
it lies; there, defeated,
lies its own being. 14 more words

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The Handbook to the Legacy & Odyssey of Don Quixote

Don Quixote is considered by the literally great and good to be the best novel ever written. It holds the record for the most translations, relegating even the Bible to second best. 251 more words

Jorge Luis Borges

It only takes two facing mirrors to build a labyrinth. — Jorge Luis Borges, Seven Nights. (New Directions; First Edition edition October 1984) Originally published 1977.

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Jorge Luis Borges

Matthew XV:30

The first bridge, Constitution Station. At my feet
the shunting trains trace iron labyrinths.
Steam hisses up and up into the night,
which becomes at a stroke the night of the Last Judgment. 206 more words

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Pablo Neruda

Sonnet LXV

Matilde, where are you? Down here I noticed,
under my necktie and just above my heart,
a certain pang of grief between the ribs, 92 more words

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Jorge Luis Borges

Not a single star will be left in the night.
The night will not be left.
I will die and, with me,
the weight of the intolerable universe. 59 more words

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The Winterlings – Cristina Sanchez-Andrade (Scribe 2016)

Day 44 without internet access.  It does seem that EE, the broadband providers are now trying to do what they can but are continually thwarted by BT, who have been saying “another 48 hours, another 48 hours” for weeks now. 307 more words

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