melting & burning


Parting – Jorge Luis Borges
April 26, 2011, 3:09 am
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Three hundred nights like three hundred walls
must rise between my love and me
and the sea will be a black art between us.

Nothing will be left but memories.
O afternoons earned with suffering,
nights hoping for the sight of you,
fields along my way, firmament
that I am seeing and losing…
Final as marble
your absence will sadden other afternoons.


Despedida
by Jorge Luis Borges

Entre mi amor y yo han de levantarse
trescientas noches como trescientas paredes
y el mar será una magia entre nosotros.

No habrá recuerdos.
Oh tardes merecidas por la pena,
noches esperanzadas de mirarte,
campos de mi camino, firmamento
que estoy viendo y perdiendo…

Definitiva como un mármol
entristecerá tu ausencia otras tardes.

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