Nicanor Parra

(September 5, 1914 / Chillán)

Poems of Nicanor Parra

1. Acacias 12/8/2011
2. Chronos 1/3/2003
3. I Take Back Everything I’ve Said 12/8/2011
4. The Last Toast 1/3/2003
5. The Trap 1/3/2003
6. Warnings 12/8/2011
7. Young Poets 1/3/2003

Chronos

In Santiago, Chile
The days are interminably long:
Several eternities in a day.

Like the vendors of seaweed
Travelling on the backs of mules:
You yawn - you yawn again.

Yet the weeks are short
The months go racing by
And the years have wings.

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