Octavio Paz

(March 31, 1914 – April 19, 1998 / Mexico City)

Octavio Paz Poems

1. Piedra De Sol 4/15/2010
2. Counterparts 4/15/2010
3. Summit And Gravity 4/15/2010
4. Where Without Whom 4/15/2010
5. Passage 4/15/2010
6. Axis 4/15/2010
7. Across 4/15/2010
8. Spaces 4/15/2010
9. Touch 4/15/2010
10. The Bridge 4/15/2010
11. Brotherhood 4/15/2010
12. Last Dawn 4/15/2010
13. The Street 4/15/2010
14. As One Listens To The Rain 4/15/2010
15. Between Going And Coming 4/15/2010
16. No More Clichés 4/3/2004

Comments about Octavio Paz

  • Soran M. H Soran M. H (12/21/2019 4:59:00 PM)

    he is great poet, my first favorite modern poet, his works are different and amazing

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  • Imnotwritingmyname (5/18/2019 7:33:00 AM)

    I love Octavio Paz! I had him for a spanish project and in my opinion he is the best South American poet ever!

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  • jayro dyer (4/5/2019 4:59:00 PM)

    how about publishing poems in the language they were written?

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  • Charlie Jade (11/14/2018 12:38:00 PM)

    Nice! Love his poem(s) ! Octavio Paz is an amazing guy, just doing an assignment for school, thought he was boring. But after reading these, it was awesome! I know take him as an inspirer.

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  • Andrés Paz Otero (9/25/2018 8:44:00 AM)

    I love this guy is amazing

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  • Gazi Saiful islam (1/5/2014 7:31:00 AM)

    From world literature scene Octavio Paz is my favorite, I just start to translate Paz's poem. One week ago I already translate these as: Across, As One Listens To The Rain, Axis, Between Going and Coming, Brotherhood, Counterparts, Last Dawn, No More Clichés, Passage, Spaces, The Street, The Bridge etc from poemhunter.com. I think next year I can publish a book on Paz and his Peoms.

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  • Sayeed Abubakar Sayeed Abubakar (12/28/2012 3:46:00 AM)

    A great poet of the world. He is one of my favorite poems since my university life. I did not know then that my lot will lead me to his country. I feel now happy that my beloved Alma Lorena Lopez Velazquez is a nymph of his country.

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  • Alex Gomez (6/21/2009 12:55:00 AM)

    I do not know too much about this man, but there is a charter school named after him in Chicago and I attended my first year of schooling there, so he must have been a very influential figure through his words.

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  • Narendran Vr (11/15/2004 4:35:00 AM)

    A great poet, and also associated with India, Paz have great influence on contemporary Indian poetry.Poets like K, G.Sankara Pillai have imitated Paz to a great extent.Often misquoted and mis=understood as a marxist poet although a school he do not belongs to, Paz put forward the magical experience of poetry of fine quality and great human values.His poems have a personal touch and a nature to talk to the inner profiles.

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Best Poem of Octavio Paz

Between Going And Coming

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 and all elusive,
all is near and can’t be touched.

Paper, book, pencil, glass,
rest in the shade of their names.

Time throbbing in my temples repeats
the same unchanging syllable of blood.

The light turns the indifferent wall
into a ghostly theater of reflections.

I find myself in the middle of an eye,
watching myself in its blank stare.

The moment scatters. ...

Read the full of Between Going And Coming


Through the conduits of blood
my body in your body
spring of night
my tongue of sun in your forest
your body a kneading trough
I red wheat
Through conduits of bone
I night I water
I forest that moves forward

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