Ramon Buenaventura

leave my corpse

to whomever wishes to burn it:

make an end

to the life we’ve made

warm my memory

and die gracefully

when you wish to

youth, in some way

redeems mediocrity

in the United states importance is only granted to best selling writers (the rest are part of an indispensable mudhole over which statues are erected). As for the french, all french writers are important. In England there are no writers of any importance to anyone: letters keep a safe distance away from the pub. In spain, before discussing weighty matters, it would be a good idea to explain to the people what a writer is. Above all to the professors, and the fleshy critics.