. . . All verse should have two obligations: to communicate
a precise instance and to touch us physically,
as the presence of the sea does. . . .
~ Jorge Luis Borges_______________________________________
Quoted from Prologue from La rosa profunda (The Unending Rose, 1975) in Jorge Luis Borges: Selected Poems (Penguin Classics Deluxe, 2000), Edited by Alexander Coleman
Jorge Luis Borges, 1899-1986, Argentine Poet, Short Story Writer, Essayist, Translator
Ronald Christ, "Jorge Luis Borges, The Art of Fiction No. 39", Interview, The Paris Review, Winter-Spring 1967