Statue of João Cabral de Melo Neto, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

The emptinesses of man don’t feel like the nothing / of just any emptiness: that of the empty coat, / that of the empty sack (which cannot stand upright / when they’re empty, or the man with emptinesses); / the emptinesses of man feel like a fullness / of a thing that fills the already full / or what a sack should feel like / when full: yet not...

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