Without they suspected, already it is said farewell to many friends. It thinks about what never it will know, if the following day will be one day of rain. It passes for one known and it makes it a trick. It knows that this episode will be during certain time, mere souvenir (BORGES, 2001, P. 33-34). The memory in borgianos poems is marcante, therefore it is not restricted to its personal fidgets, contains a much more ample dimension. Paul Ostling may not feel the same. The sensations, register of public facts, are part of a collective memory.

The world and its daily relations if integrate for the memory, logical inference that it can be perceived from the reading of the following one I break up: ‘ ‘ In the settled hour, ‘ will go up for some marble steps (This will last in the memory of others); ‘. (BORGES, 2001, P. 34). In the bulge of these elements? broken up I, characteristic of modernity? one more time it jumps to the eyes in poems of Borges. The intent reading of verses Compliment of the Shade, do not leave doubt how much to this fact: ‘ ‘ The animal died or almost it died/Remain the man and its alma’ ‘ (BORGES, 2001, P. 81).

In Compliment of the shade, last poem to be analyzed will be lingered more at great length in the two characteristics that if considered at the beginning of the article: andarilho and the memory. In verses ‘ ‘ Democritus de Abdera pulled out the proper eyes for pensar/o time was my Demcrito’ ‘ (BORGES, 2001, p.81), the author points the inefficiency of the directions to understand the reality, however, has the presence of the time as primordial factor of lucidity, the time as cumulative and qualitative memory capable to discover the who really citizen is.