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Borges, Jorge Luis: Butcher shop (Carnicería in English)

Portre of Borges, Jorge Luis

Carnicería (Spanish)

Más vil que un lupanar
la carnicería rubrica como una afrenta la calle.
Sobre el dintel
una ciega cabeza de vaca
preside el aquelarre
de carne charre y mármoles finales
con la remota majestad de un ídolo.

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Butcher shop (English)

Lower than a lupanar 
the butcher shop signs the street insultingly. 
On the lintel 
a blind cow's head 
rules the coven 
of final marble and gaudy flesh 
with an idol's remote majesty.

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