Jorge Luis Borges

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

Jorge Luis Borges Poems

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


If I could live again my life,
In the next - I'll try,
- to make more mistakes,
I won't try to be so perfect,
I'll be more relaxed,
I'll be more full - than I am now,
In fact, I'll take fewer things seriously,
I'll be less hygenic,
I'll take more risks,
I'll take more trips,
I'll watch more sunsets,
I'll climb more mountains,
I'll swim more rivers,
I'll go to more places - I've never been,
I'll eat more ice creams and less (lime) beans,
I'll have more real problems - and less imaginary
I was one of those people who live
prudent and ...

Read the full of Instants


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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