To sum it all up
to mistake a leaf for a leaf
to mistake a branch for a branch
to confuse a forest with a forest
is to be a fool
this is the quintessence of my doctrine
you’re starting to get the hang of it, happily
things are becoming clear to you
now you can see that clouds are not clouds
rivers are not rivers
rocks are not rocks
they’re altars!
.......... columns!
..................... domes!
it’s time to say mass.

en: Sermons and homilies of the Christ of Elqui . English translation by Sandra Reyes ; with a foreword by Miller Williams. Columbia, University of Missouri Press, 1984. 105 p


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