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Death—it's not for you that I live.
Must I, expecting you already,
Choke on little
Anxieties breath by breath?
            Only once,
And all at once!
            Wait, you.
See how a man will pursue,
Through the summer air,
More of summer, another ardor?
I am alive: I seek that treasure.


Jorge Guillén
Translated by Reginald Gibbons

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