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Roberto Juarroz: El Silencio Que Queda Entre Dos Palabras

El Silencio Que Queda Entre Dos Palabras por Roberto Juarroz

El silencio que queda entre dos palabras
no es el mismo silencio que envuelve una cabeza cuando cae,
ni tampoco el que estampa la presencia del árbol
cuando se apaga el incendio vespertino del viento.

Así como cada voz tiene un timbre y una altura,
cada silencio tiene un registro y una profundidad.
El silencio de un hombre es distinto del silencio de otro
y no es lo mismo callar un nombre que callar otro nombre.

Existe un alfabeto del silencio,
pero no nos han enseñado a deletrearlo.
Sin embargo, la lectura del silencio es la única durable,
tal vez más que el lector.

[Note: I'll translate this later and put it behind a cut unless someone wants to take a stab at it before I get to it.]
Tags: español, poetry
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