"Ausencia" – Jorge Luis Borges
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Habré de levantar la vasta vida que aún ahora es tu espejo:
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"Ausencia" – Jorge Luis Borges

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Habré de levantar la vasta vida

que aún ahora es tu espejo:

cada mañana habré de reconstruirla.

Desde que te alejaste,

cuántos lugares se han tornado vanos

y sin sentido, iguales

a luces en el día.

Tardes que fueron nicho de tu imagen,

músicas en que siempre me aguardabas,

palabras de aquel tiempo,

yo tendré que quebrarlas con mis manos.

¿En qué hondonada esconderé mi alma

para que no vea tu ausencia

que como un sol terrible, sin ocaso,

brilla definitiva y despiadada?

Tu ausencia me rodea

como la cuerda a la garganta,

el mar al que se hunde.

I shall have to lift the vast life

that even now is your mirror;

each morning I shall have to rebuild it.

Ever since you slipped away,

how many places have turned vain

and senseless, same as

lights during the day.

Evenings that were the niche for your image,

musics in which you always awaited me,

words of those times,

I will have to break them with my hands.

In what hollow shall I hide my soul

to keep it from your absence

that like a terrible, never-setting sun

shines definite and without mercy?

Your absence surrounds me

like the rope around the throat,

like the sea 'round he who drowns.

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