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?


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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (12/3/2019 4:58:00 AM)

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    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- great poem and imagination(Report)Reply

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (6/26/2019 1:02:00 AM)

    Outside a taxi passes
    with its load of ghosts.
    The river that runs by
    is always
    running back.

    it's great wrote

    great 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++(Report)Reply

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  • Stella L Crews (6/25/2019 4:52:00 AM)

    I love a good poem about time from inside time. - slc(Report)Reply

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  • Castellenas JohnCastellenas John (3/12/2019 2:33:00 PM)

    Outstanding poetry by the ancient poet.(Report)Reply

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  • Britte NinadBritte Ninad (11/12/2018 9:33:00 PM)

    last dawn - white spirit of the unknown cosmos! ///(Report)Reply

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  • Kim BarneyKim 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 DeyChandan 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(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (7/20/2018 12:15:00 PM)

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

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

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

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

    Your feet touching mine! !

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

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul 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

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  • Glen KappyGlen 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

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  • Adrian FlettAdrian 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

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

    Interesting - - - - - -(Report)Reply

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

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

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab 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

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  • Abhimanyu Kumar.sAbhimanyu 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

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (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

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  • Dawn FuzanDawn Fuzan (5/6/2014 9:58:00 AM)

    wow nicely writen keep writing(Report)Reply

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

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

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  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (5/3/2014 2:54:00 AM)

    I like this poem.its uneque(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 15, 2010



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