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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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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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Alejandra Pizarnik

your voice in this being unable to move away from my gaze things dispossess me make of me a ship on a river of stones if your voice is not rain alone in my feverish silence you unbind my eyes and please may you never stop speaking ever — Alejandra Pizarnik, from “Presence,” Antología Poética… Continue reading Alejandra Pizarnik

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Alejandra Pizarnik

[…] what happened (to Kafka) is the same as what happened to me: he withdrew he went too far into solitude and knew — he must’ve known — you never come back from there — Alejandra Pizarnik, from “Psychopathology Ward,” Extracting the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962 – 1972. (New Directions; 1 edition, May 17,… Continue reading Alejandra Pizarnik

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Alejandra Pizarnik

The shadow covers the outer petals The wind makes off with the final gestures of leaves The foreign, now twice-silenced sea inside a summer pitied for its lights A longing from here A memory from there — Alejandra Pizarnik, from “Dusk,” Extracting the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962 – 1972 (New Directions, 2016)

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