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Julio Cortáza

You look at me, you look at me closely, each time closer and then we play cyclops, we look at each other closer each time and our eyes grow, they grow closer, they overlap and the cyclops look at each other, breathing confusion, their mouths find each other and fight warmly, biting with their lips,… Continue reading Julio Cortáza

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Osip Mandelstam

Perhaps the whisper was born before lips, And the leaves in treelessness circled and flew, And those, to whom we impart our experience as bliss, Acquire their forms before we do. — Osip Mandelstam, from “Octaves”, inTranslation: Poetry | Russia | Russian March, 2011. “‘Octaves’ and Other Poems by Osip Mandelstam.” Translated from the Russian… Continue reading Osip Mandelstam

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