Retórica

13 02 2009

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1

Cantan los pájaros, cantan
sin saber lo que cantan:
todo su entendimiento es su garganta.

2

La forma que se ajusta al movimiento
no es prisión sino piel del pensamiento.

3

La claridad del cristal transparente
no es claridad para mí suficiente:
el agua clara es el agua corriente.

-Octavio Paz

The birds sing, they sing
without knowing what they sing:
all of their understanding is their throat.

The form that adjusts to movement
is not a prison but the skin of thought.

The brightness of the transparent glass
is not a brightness that is sufficient for me:
clear water is water that runs.