Wise Poets – Jorge Luis Borges – The Moon

Jorge Luis Borges (August 24, 1899 – June 14, 1986)

— to María Kodama

There is so much loneliness in that gold.
The moon of every night is not the moon
That the first Adam saw.
The centuries
Of human wakefulness have left it brimming
With ancient tears. Look at it. It is your mirror.

—translated from the Spanish by Robert Mezey

María Kodama

María Kodama Schweizer (March 10, 1937)

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