Octavio Paz

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

Last Dawn - Poem by Octavio Paz

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.
How much we are who are so little!
Outside a taxi passes
with its load of ghosts.
The river that runs by
is always
running back.
Will tomorrow be another day?


Comments about Last Dawn by Octavio Paz

  • Kim Barney (7/20/2018 6:46:00 PM)


    I would like to see this poem in the original Spanish, because I suspect something was lost in the translation. Some of this makes no sense. Just admit it, people, instead of blindly praising every poem they choose for poem of the day. (Report) Reply

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  • Chandan Dey (7/20/2018 1:37:00 PM)


    The river that runs by
    is always
    running back.
    Will tomorrow be another day? it's an extraordinary poem with deep philosophical insight.
    Chandan
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (7/20/2018 12:15:00 PM)


    A highly imaginative poem nicely executed. Nice presentation. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (7/20/2018 9:48:00 AM)


    Great sketch of a thought blended with togetherness and awareness of moment. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/20/2018 9:01:00 AM)


    Your feet touching mine! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
    (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (7/20/2018 8:42:00 AM)


    I agree with poet Patricia Grantham: This is a 'poem of deep imaginations and thoughts'. (Report) Reply

  • Glen Kappy (7/20/2018 8:07:00 AM)


    Asleep you are bigger than the night,
    but your dream fits within this room.
    How much we are who are so little!

    These lines I relate to. How thoroughly occupied, entralled, we can be with another person or wrapped up in ourselves—and then we get another perspective. -GK
    (Report) Reply

  • Adrian Flett (7/20/2018 4:15:00 AM)


    The river a symbol of time as it runs always and runs back. A great and thought provoking image. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (7/20/2018 3:12:00 AM)


    Interesting - - - - - - (Report) Reply

  • Petals Azureblue (7/20/2018 12:56:00 AM)


    When in bliss today, we wish tomorrow not to differ at all but indeed another dawn looms. Soulful piece.10++ (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (7/20/2018 12:52:00 AM)


    Such a brilliant poem by Octavio Paz👍👍👍 (Report) Reply

  • Mahtab Bangalee (7/20/2018 12:38:00 AM)


    As if I'm in jailed of my predecessor's phantom!
    All of them pull me down and back
    but this world runs and runs ahead forcibly....!


    excellent theme and writing
    (Report) Reply

  • Abhimanyu Kumar.s (12/19/2017 6:49:00 PM)


    There is always a question for tommorow, so let's better today and now. Good (Report) Reply

  • (7/10/2014 9:58:00 AM)


    Your hair is lost in the forest the poem starts and words of flow in such beauty and it is great. (Report) Reply

  • Dawn Fuzan (5/6/2014 9:58:00 AM)


    wow nicely writen keep writing (Report) Reply

    Kim Barney (7/20/2018 6:43:00 PM)

    He can't keep writing. He's been dead since 1998.

  • Brian Jani (5/3/2014 2:54:00 AM)


    I like this poem.its uneque (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (10/29/2013 12:57:00 PM)


    A poem of deep imaginations and thoughts.
    Nice.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 15, 2010



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