Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cleaving saramago

Pilar del Rio

“If I’d died before I met you, Pilar,
I’d have died feeling much older.”
—José Saramago

pilar del rio—serves coffee
in demitasses—she’s elegant
from seville—saramago’s second wife
nearly 30 years—younger than him
she meets him—in the mid-’80s
lecturing—in lisbon…
“blimunda”— del rio’s e-mail avatar
from baltasar—blimunda
a novel

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