Listen to the Carlos Gardel and Adriana Varela interpretations, below:
This is an imagistic tango whose lines spread out like memory itself. Its poetics are both temporally and geographically expansive, the present moment constituting a new memory as an old one pours in and the future is contemplated. A personality is evoked, and a lifestyle, each existing in time, both passing and persistent. What of that I have managed to evoke will be for the reader to say.
What does tango mean to those who dance it? How can it mean even more? Renée Rouger thought the answer might lie in the poetry of the lyrics. When she saw John Osburn perform a Shakespearean sonnet in Central Park, she asked him to join her in reciting tangos at her intimate bohemian milonga. At Milonga Falucho in New York, the meaning of tango comes to life in lively new translations spoken side-by-side with the Spanish originals.