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César Vallejo

Moon! Maddened celestial heart
-why are you rowing like this, inside the cup
full of blue wine, toward the west,
such a defeated and aching stern?

Moon! And by flying off in vain,
you holocaust into scattered opals:
perhaps you are my gypsy heart
wandering the blue weeping verses!

— César Vallejo, from “Agile Soffits,” The Complete Poetry (University of California Press, 2007)


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