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Jorge Guillén

En el contorno del límite
Se complacen los objetos,
Y su propia desnudez
Los redondea: son ellos.

In the sharpness of their edges
Objects seem to take delight,
And their own nakedness
Fills them out: they are what they are.

— Jorge Guillén, from “El Aire,” Cántico: A Selection, ed. Norman Thomas di Giovanni (Atlantic-Little, 1965)

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