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I fall into a strange luminous blindness,
A star, almost a soul, has hidden life from me.
Has it been caught in me like a brilliant butterfly,
Or in its halo of light have I been seized?

I know not…

Rare blindness that erases the world,
Star, almost a soul, with which I rise or I fall:
Give me your light and forever veil my world!


Delmira Agustini
Translation by Alejandro Cáceres

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Selected Poetry of Delmira Agustini: Poetics of Eros. Contributors: Alejandro Cáceres - editor, Willis Barnstone - unknown. Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press. Place of Publication: Carbondale, IL. Publication Year: 2003