From Portugal, from Francisco -- who emailed me the gift of these lines:
Three Greguerías by Rámon Gómez de la Serna (1888-1963)
translated by Francisco J Craveiro de Carvalho and JoAnne
Holding her hoop the little girl goes to school and to the playground,
to play with the circle and its tangent.
Zeros are the eggs from which all the other numbers are hatched.
Numbers are the best acrobats in the world: they stand on top of each other without falling down.
Ramón Gómez de la Serna is considered the father of the greguería -- a one-liner in which he combined gentle humor with a metaphor.