WA Delegate: None.
Embassies: San Francisco.
Machu Picchu is home to a single nation.
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The Longest Average Lifespans in Machu Picchu
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As a region, Machu Picchu is ranked 5,690th in the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
|1.||The Best Minds of My Generation were Destroyed by Madness||Left-wing Utopia||“Howl”|
- : The Goddess of The Gods of the region San Francisco cancelled the closure of its embassy in Machu Picchu.
- : The Rogue Nation of Unattended Deli Lines of the region San Francisco ordered the closure of its embassy in Machu Picchu.
- : Regional Founder Casa atahualpa ceased to exist.
- : The Best Minds of My Generation were Destroyed by Madness arrived from Osiris.
- : The Vortex of Chaos departed this region for Osiris.
- : The Vortex of Chaos arrived from Balder.
- : The People's Republic of WeareAllScrewedville of the region East of West proposed constructing embassies.
- : Consciousness departed this region for Woodstock.
- : Consciousness arrived from Osiris.
- : The singing tigers ceased to exist.
Machu Picchu Regional Message Board
Post by The god of the goddesses suppressed by Casa atahualpa.
No está mal. Excluding the anaphoric flab in the penultimate and ultimate lines, your translation approximates the average rendering. Above all, I favor Clarke's (A Kiss For Señor Guevara) interpretation, particularly the wordplay and metaphorical license in the ultimate, so close that your eyes close on my dreams.
Hopefully, Borges is welcome in Machu Picchu.
En su grave rincón, los jugadores
Rigen las lentas piezas. El tablero
Los demora hasta el alba en su severo
Ámbito en que se odian dos colores.
Adentro irradian mágicos rigores
Las formas: torre homérica, ligero
Caballo, armada reina, rey postrero,
Oblicuo alfil y peones agresores.
Cuando los jugadores se hayan ido,
Cuando el tiempo los haya consumido,
Ciertamente no habrá cesado el rito.
En el Oriente se encendió esta guerra
Cuyo anfiteatro es hoy toda la tierra.
Como el otro, este juego es infinito.
Tenue rey, sesgo alfil, encarnizada
Reina, torre directa y peón ladino
Sobre lo negro y blanco del camino
Buscan y libran su batalla armada.
No saben que la mano señalada
Del jugador gobierna su destino,
No saben que un rigor adamantino
Sujeta su albedrío y su jornada.
También el jugador es prisionero
(La sentencia es de Omar) de otro tablero
De negras noches y blancos días.
Dios mueve al jugador, y éste, la pieza.
¿Qué Dios detrás de Dios la trama empieza
De polvo y tiempo y sueño y agonías?
Set in their studious corners, the players
move the gradual pieces. Until dawn
the chessboard keeps them in its strict confinement
with its two colors set at daggers drawn.
Within the game itself the forms give off
their magic rules: Homeric castle, knight
swift to attack, queen warlike, king decisive,
slanted bishop, and attacking pawns.
Eventually, when the players have withdrawn,
when time itself has finally consumed them,
the ritual will certainly not be done.
It was in the East this war took fire.
Today the whole earth is its theatre.
Like the game of love, this game goes on forever.
Faint-hearted king, sly bishop, ruthless queen,
straightforward castle, and deceitful pawn --
over the checkered lack and white terrain
they seek out and begin their armed campaign.
They do not know it is the player's hand
that dominates and guides their destiny.
They do not know an adamantine fate
controls their will and lays the battle plan.
The player too is captive of caprice
(the words are Omar’s) on another ground
where black nights alternate with whiter days.
God moves the player, he in turn the piece.
But what god beyond God begins the round
of dust and time and sleep and agonies?
Post by Phil dunphy suppressed by Casa atahualpa.
Hola, amigos! Solo queria a visitar esta región!
Post by Experience suppressed by Casa atahualpa.
It's that time again. It's definite now that starting this Friday, August 16, Woodstock 2013 will start and go through the weekend.
We AREN'T asking anybody to move out of their region. We're inviting you to temporarily send a puppet during August 16-18 to Woodstock.
It'll be a weekend of peace, music and love. So come on! Make peace, music and love with us in a celebration of the festival that helped define our times.
Even if you missed the original, you don't have to miss this one!