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Octavio Paz

With shadows I draw worlds,
I scatter worlds with shadows.
I hear the light beat on the other side.

— Octavio Paz, from “This Side,” The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz: 1957-1987, trans. Eliot Weinberger (New Directions, 1987)

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