Brotherhood

    Brotherhood

Homage to Claudius Ptolemy

I am a man: little do I last
and the night is enormous.
But I look up:
the stars write.
Unknowing I understand:
I too am written,
and at this very moment
someone spells me out.


Octavio Paz
Translated by Eliot Weinberger



   Árbol adentro (1976-1988) Gavilla    
Original version
Traduction de Frédéric Magne

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