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Today in Language: Alfonso Reyes

El escritor y político Alfonso Reyes nació el 17 de mayo, 1889. Escribió su poema "Apenas" en 1927 en la ciudad de Buenos Aires: 

A veces, hecho de nada,
sube un efluvio del suelo.
De repente, a la callada,
suspira de aroma el cedro.

Como somos la delgada
disolución de un secreto,
a poco que cede el alma
desborda la fuente un sueño.

¡Mísera cosa la vaga
razón cuando, en el silencio,
una como resolana
me baja, de tu recuerdo!

The Mexican writer Alfonso Reyes was born on May 17, 1889.


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