20 Jun

“A person does not belong to a place until there is someone dead under the ground.” 
― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

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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

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Happy 16th, bro. My debt to you is eternal.

3 Responses to “6/20”

  1. Maureen Maloney June 20, 2014 at 6:26 am #

    Dearest Karl,

    This kind of poetry I get. How does Paz do that?

    We are still healing after all these years…

    Thank you.



  2. Lucy Jones June 20, 2014 at 10:48 pm #

    Bless you and Peter… all my love.


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