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Octavio Paz Poems

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by Paz, Octavio
It’s a long and silent street.
I walk in the dark and trip and fall
and get up and step blindly
on the mute stones and dry leaves
and someone behind me is also...Read More



by Paz, Octavio
If you are the amber mare
              I am the road of blood
If you are the first snow
...Read More

by Paz, Octavio
 Between going and staying the day wavers, 
in love with its own transparency. 
The circular afternoon is now a bay 
where the world in stillness rocks. 

All is visible...Read More

by Paz, Octavio
To the debate of wasps
the dialectic of monkeys
the chirping of statistics
it offers
             (tall pink flame
made of stone and...Read More

by Paz, Octavio
I am at the entrance to a tunnel
These phrases drill through time.
Perhaps I am that which waits at the end of the tunnel.
I speak with eyes closed.
   ...Read More