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Octavio Paz

Between what I see and what I say
Between what I say and what I keep silent
Between what I keep silent and what I dream
Between what I dream and what I forget:
Poetry.

— Octavio Paz, from “Between What I See and What I Say,” A Tree Within, (New Directions Publishing Corporation, November 1, 1988)

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