The Author of Moments

The authorship of the poem Instantes has been widely attributed to the great Argentine writer, Jorge Luis Borges. There is, however, significant controversy about the true origen of this poem. I am grateful to the Jorge Luis Borges Center for Studies and Documentation at the Univerity of Aarhus, Denmark for responding to my inquiry. They confirm that the author is not Borges.

Accordingly, the focus of this unit is on the conditional tense and the past subjunctive in si clauses, not on the author of the poem. The poem has value - whether it was composed by Borges or not. Borges could be any 85 year old man or woman reflecting on life. In that spirit, I hope that you will enjoy contributing your own thoughts in the actividad de reflexiones.

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