Jorge Luis Borges
We Are The Time. We Are The Famous by Jorge Luis Borges

We Are The Time. We Are The Famous by Jorge Luis Borges

We are the time. We are the famous metaphor from Heraclitus the Obscure. We are the water, not the hard diamond, the one that is lost, not the one that stands still. We ...

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To A Cat by Jorge Luis Borges

To A Cat by Jorge Luis Borges

Mirrors are not more silent nor the creeping dawn more secretive; in the moonlight, you are that panther we catch sight of from afar. By the inexplicable workings of a divine ...

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The Art Of Poetry by Jorge Luis Borges

The Art Of Poetry by Jorge Luis Borges

To gaze at a river made of time and water And remember Time is another river. To know we stray like a river and our faces vanish like water. To feel that waking is another ...

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The Other Tiger by Jorge Luis Borges

The Other Tiger by Jorge Luis Borges

A tiger comes to mind. The twilight here Exalts the vast and busy Library And seems to set the bookshelves back in gloom; Innocent, ruthless, bloodstained, sleek It wanders ...

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That One by Jorge Luis Borges

That One by Jorge Luis Borges

Oh days devoted to the useless burden of putting out of mind the biography of a minor poet of the Southem Hemisphere, to whom the fates or perhaps the stars have given a body ...

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Susana Soca by Jorge Luis Borges

Susana Soca by Jorge Luis Borges

With lingering love she gazed at the dispersed Colors of dusk. It pleased her utterly To lose herself in the complex melody Or in the cunous life to be found in verse. lt was ...

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Shinto by Jorge Luis Borges

Shinto by Jorge Luis Borges

When sorrow lays us low for a second we are saved by humble windfalls of the mindfulness or memory: the taste of a fruit, the taste of water, that face given back to us by a ...

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Remorse For Any Death by Jorge Luis Borges

Remorse For Any Death by Jorge Luis Borges

Free of memory and of hope, limitless, abstract, almost future, the dead man is not a dead man: he is death. Like the God of the mystics, of Whom anything that could be said ...

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Limits by Jorge Luis Borges

Limits by Jorge Luis Borges

Of all the streets that blur in to the sunset, There must be one (which, I am not sure) That I by now have walked for the last time Without guessing it, the pawn of that ...

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History Of The Night by Jorge Luis Borges

History Of The Night by Jorge Luis Borges

Through the course of generations men brought the night into being. In the beginning were blindness and dream and thorns which gash the bare foot and fear of wolves. We shall ...

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Elegy by Jorge Luis Borges

Elegy by Jorge Luis Borges

Oh destiny of Borges to have sailed across the diverse seas of the world or across that single and solitary sea of diverse names, to have been a part of Edinburgh, of Zurich, ...

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Browning Decides To Be A Poet by Jorge Luis Borges

Browning Decides To Be A Poet by Jorge Luis Borges

In these red labyrinths of London I find that I have chosen the strangest of all callings, save that, in its way, any calling is strange. Like the alchemist who sought the ...

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Simplicity by Jorge Luis Borges

Simplicity by Jorge Luis Borges

It opens, the gate to the gardenwith the docility of a pagethat frequent devotion questionsand inside, my gazehas no need to fix on objectsthat already exist, exact, in memory.I ...

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A Patio by Jorge Luis Borges

A Patio by Jorge Luis Borges

At eveningthey grow weary, the patio's two or three colours.Tonight, the moon, bright circle,fails to dominate space.Patio, channel of sky.The patio is the slopedown which sky ...

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El Instante by Jorge Luis Borges

El Instante by Jorge Luis Borges

Dónde estarán los siglos, dónde el sueño de espadas que los tártaros soñaron, dónde los fuertes muros que allanaron, dónde el Árbol de Adán y el otro Leño? El presente está ...

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