Octavio Paz Poems

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1.
No More Clich├ęs

Beautiful face
That like a daisy opens its petals to the sun
So do you
Open your face to me as I turn the page.
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2.
Between Going And Coming

Between going and staying
the day wavers,
in love with its own transparency.
The circular afternoon is now a bay
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3.
As One Listens To The Rain

Listen to me as one listens to the rain,
not attentive, not distracted,
light footsteps, thin drizzle,
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4.
The Street

Here is a long and silent street.
I walk in blackness and I stumble and fall
and rise, and I walk blind, my feet
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5.
Last Dawn

Your hair is lost in the forest,
your feet touching mine.
Asleep you are bigger than the night,
but your dream fits within this room.
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6.
Brotherhood

I am a man: little do I last
and the night is enormous.
But I look up:
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7.
The Bridge

Between now and now,
between I am and you are,
the word bridge.
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8.
Passage

More than air
More than water
More than lips
Light light
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9.
Spaces

Space
No center, no above, no below
Ceaselessly devouring and engendering itself
Whirlpool space
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10.
Touch

My hands
Open the curtains of your being
Clothe you in a further nudity
Uncover the bodies of your body
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