Category Archives: Homage to Borges

Encounter with a Stranger

The Stranger with the shabby overcoat and hangdog expression asked me if I could spare him a few reminiscences, I replied that the change in my pockets changes with the changing tide, though I could offer him some reflections instead; … Continue reading

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Notes on a Meditation

On a bench in a park in a distant corner of a city a solitary figure sits lost in a labyrinth of memories; Thoughts traverse the long distances between the days each one in turn a palimpsest of the one … Continue reading

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A Nocturne & Several Impossibilities

Of all the rooms in your parents’ house, there is now one which you’ll never enter again, nor see within those mementoes that once signified your childhood; There are now some days hidden from you, that can no longer be … Continue reading

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An Empty Evening & Other Concerns

Of all your books in the library, there is now one that you’ll never read again, nor reacquaint yourself with the travails of its hero on whom you copied your life as a palimpsest; Of all the faces outside in … Continue reading

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Of Clocks and Faces

There are clocks older than time, that would show us how little of it there is left to spend, were we only capable of deciphering their numerals we might hasten more linger less decide sooner hesitate only when we are … Continue reading

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Disparate Thoughts on my Birthday

Shall we fail or shall we try to achieve a little before we fail in any case ; If we forget the words to a song won’t it get sung ever again ? Putting our hand up first with the … Continue reading

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Entranced

What does the mirror see when the mirror looks into its mirror self ? mirroring itself mirroring mirroring mirroring , mirroring mirroring mirroring , mirroring mirroring mirroring mirroring…

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