Tuesday, October 30, 2012

In their trial


  What had happened?

  Had they left some record

  had they made a document;

  what let them trust a soul,

  especially their own?

  The Casement story
  has been written by
  our great imaginer 
  of the Andes from
  London. I don't sup-
  pose this explains
  its strength?

Mario Vargas Llosa
The Dream of the Celt
Edith Grossman, translation
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012©

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