Jorge Luis Borges
Sonnet of the wine
In which kingdom, at what century, under the silenceful
conjuction of the stars, in which secret day
qthat marble has not saved, came out the brave
and unique idea of creating joy?
With Golden falls it was created. Wine
flows red under generations
As the river of time and the hard path
gives us its music, fire and lions.
In the night of the joy or the adverse journey
exalts the joy or mitigate the terror,
or the new dithyramb the day sang to it
years back the arabs and persian sang it.
Wine, teach me the art of contemplate my own history
like it was already ashes in the memory.