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Alejandra Pizarnik

your voice in this inability to escape my gaze things rid themselves of me if it isn’t your voice turn me into a boat on a river of stones a rain isolated in my fevered silence you undo my eyes and I ask you please to speak to me forever —Alejandra Pizarnik, from “Presence,” Extracting… Continue reading Alejandra Pizarnik

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Jorge Luis Borges

No one is anyone, one single immortal man is all men. Like Cornelius Agrippa, I am god, I am hero, I am philosopher, I am demon and I am world, which is a tedious way of saying that I do not exist. — Jorge Luis Borges, “The Immortal,” Labyrinths: Selected Stories & Other Writings. (New… Continue reading Jorge Luis Borges

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Alejandra Pizarnik

[All night I hear the noise of water sobbing.] All night I hear the noise of water sobbing. All night I make night in me, I make the day that begins on my account, that sobs because day falls like water through night.          All night I hear the voice of someone seeking me out.… Continue reading Alejandra Pizarnik

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Alejandra Pizarnik

And it’s always the lilac garden on the other side of the river. If the soul should ask you if that is far from here, you should say, On the other side of the river, not this one, but the one over there.  — Alejandra Pizarnik, from “For Octavio Paz,” Extracting the Stone of Madness:… Continue reading Alejandra Pizarnik

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