Thursday, April 10, 2003

from "The Nine Monsters"
Cesar Vallejo

And, unfortunately,
pain grows in the world every moment,
grows thirty minutes a second, step by step,
and the nature of the pain, is the pain twice
and the conditions of martyrdom, carnivorous, voracious,
are the pain, twice
and the function of the purest grass, the pain
and the good of Being, to double our dolour.