From the afterword to Borges’s The Maker.
Still the king.
This is crazy.
…A little bit closer to The Aleph. Time-bound, industrial-scale voyeurism.
|—||Jorge Luis Borges, Paradiso (via human-voices)|
Outside Marfa, TX
Here too. Here as at the other
Edge of the hemisphere, an endless plain
Where a man’s cry dies a lonely death.
Here too the Indian, the lasso, the wild horse.
Here too the bird that never shows itself,
That sings for the memory of one evening
Over the rumblings of history
Here too the mystic alphabet of stars
Leading my pen over the page to names
Not swept aside in the continual
Labyrinth of Days: San Jacinto
And that other Thermopylae, the Alamo.
Here too, the never understood
Anxious, and brief affair that is life.
—Texas, by Jorge Luis Borges