Nicanor Parra

(September 5, 1914 / Chillán)

Nicanor Parra Poems

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

The Last Toast

Whether we like it or not,
We have only three choices:
Yesterday, today and tomorrow.

And not even three
Because as the philosopher says
Yesterday is yesterday
It belongs to us only in memory:
From the rose already plucked

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