Jorge Luis Borges

(24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986 / Buenos Aires / Argentina)

Jorge Luis Borges Poems

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1. That One 12/31/2002
2. Browning Decides To Be A Poet 12/31/2002
3. Elegy 12/31/2002
4. Susana Soca 12/31/2002
5. The Other Tiger 1/3/2003
6. We Are The Time. We Are The Famous 1/1/2004
7. Adam Cast Forth 5/10/2001
8. El Instante 1/1/2004
9. Remorse For Any Death 12/31/2002
10. Shinto 12/31/2002
11. To A Cat 12/31/2002
12. History Of The Night 12/31/2002
13. Limits 12/31/2002
14. Instants 1/3/2003
15. The Art Of Poetry 1/3/2003
16. A Patio 12/13/2013
17. Simplicity 12/13/2013
Best Poem of Jorge Luis Borges


It opens, the gate to the garden
with the docility of a page
that frequent devotion questions
and inside, my gaze
has no need to fix on objects
that already exist, exact, in memory.
I know the customs and souls
and that dialect of allusions
that every human gathering goes weaving.
I've no need to speak
nor claim false privilege;
they know me well who surround me here,
know well my afflictions and weakness.
This is to reach the highest thing,
that Heaven perhaps will grant us:
not admiration or victory
but simply to be accepted
as part of an ...

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Of all the streets that blur in to the sunset,
There must be one (which, I am not sure)
That I by now have walked for the last time
Without guessing it, the pawn of that Someone

Who fixes in advance omnipotent laws,
Sets up a secret and unwavering scale
for all the shadows, dreams, and forms
Woven into the texture of this life.

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