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Robart Frocheart Male, 34, United States (10/25/2013 1:06:00 PM)

A piece penned by Jorge Luis Borges seems to be called for.....posted as a reply:

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  • Rookie Robart Frocheart (10/25/2013 1:21:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    Simplicity
    For Haydee Lange

    The garden gate is opened
    as easily as a turned page
    questioned by a regular devotion
    and once inside, our gazes
    have no need to fix on objects
    that already exist completely in memory.
    I am familiar with the customs and the souls
    and that dialectic of allusions
    which any gathering of humans weaves.
    I need not speak
    nor claim false privileges;
    those who surround me here know me well,
    know well my afflictions and my weakness.
    That is to attain the highest thing,
    what will perhaps be given us by heaven:
    not veneration or victories,
    but simply to be accepted
    as part of an undeniable Reality,
    like stones and trees.

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    • Rookie Robart Frocheart (10/25/2013 1:26:00 PM) Post reply

      The translation is by Stephen Kessler. Also I failed to capitalize Heaven....probably not Freudian though....huh?

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