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César Vallejo

An odor of time lingers fertilized by verses,
for the shoots of consecrated marble that would inherit
the auriferous song
of the lark rotting in my heart!

— César Vallejo, from “Prayer on the Road,” The Complete Poetry (University of California Press, 2007)

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