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splendid irony - Threshold
...she walked in through the out door.
dalaruan
dalaruan
splendid irony

In 1955 Borges was appointed Director of the National Library. 
Borges, who had long suffered from eye problems, become totally blind in his last decades. 




Poema de los dones
Nadie rebaje a lágrima o reproche
esta declaración de la maestría
de Dios, que con magnífica ironía
me dio a la vez los libros y la noche.

Poem of the Gifts
No one should read self-pity or reproach
into this statement of the majesty of God,
who with such splendid irony granted me
books and blindness at one touch.

Gedicht von den Gaben
Niemand schmähe durch Träne oder Hader
diese Offenbarung der Meisterschaft Gottes
der mit großartiger Ironie
mir gleichzeitig die Bücher und die Nacht gab. 

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anselmo_b From: anselmo_b Date: February 5th, 2008 07:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Borges was often Borges subject and so was his increasing blindness like in "Un Ciego"
No se cuál es la cara que me mira
cuando miro la cara del espejo;
no sé qué anciano acecha en su reflejo
con silenciosa y ya cansada ira.
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