Antonio Porchia — Italian Poet born on November 13, 1886, died on November 09, 1968

Antonio Porchia was an Argentinian poet. He was born in Conflenti, Italy, but, after the death of his father in 1900, moved to Argentina. He wrote a Spanish book entitled Voces ("Voices"), a book of aphorisms. It has since been translated into Italian and into English , French, and German. A very influential, yet extremely succinct writer, he has been a cult author for a number of renowned figures of contemporary literature and thought such as André Breton, Jorge Luis Borges, Roberto Juarroz and Henry Miller, amongst others. Some critics have paralleled his work to Japanese Haiku and found many similarities with a number of Zen schools of thought... (wikipedia)

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.
Set out from any point. They are all alike. They all lead to a point of departure.
In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.
That in man which cannot be domesticated is not his evil but his goodness.
He who does not fill his world with phantoms remains alone.

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