Spaces Poem by Octavio Paz

Spaces

Rating: 2.8


Space
No center, no above, no below
Ceaselessly devouring and engendering itself
Whirlpool space
And drop into height
Spaces
Clarities steeply cut
Suspended
By the night's flank
Black gardens of rock crystal
Flowering on a rod of smoke
White gardens exploding in the air
Space
One space opening up
Corolla
And dissolving
Space in space
All is nowhere
Place of impalpable nuptials

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
pgangadharan 20 June 2018

A great poem. The space which is so vast beyond imagination have a meaning with reference to the mind also.

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Edward Kofi Louis 20 June 2018

Night's flank! ! Thanks for sharing.

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Glen Kappy 20 June 2018

probably just my focus, but i wonder if paz was meditating on the opening lines of genesis 1... but then i think of the opening lines to star trek. impalpable nuptials—that's a phrase i'd be surprised to find in any poem preceding this one—it's original and luminous. -glen

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Mahtab Bangalee 20 June 2018

Space in space All is nowhere Place of impalpable nuptials ******** here, there and everywhere nothing I find the space of heart to stay a while with love, with mystical blind eyes. yet no space in garden of nuptial no space; no pace in deducted soul......!

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Kumarmani Mahakul 20 June 2018

Beautiful poem with haunting expression and nice diction.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 20 April 2021

4) Congratulations as The Modern Poem Of The Day! True deserving! Most deserving!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 20 April 2021

3) He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990.WOW! What a greatest life he had as a poet and serving his country by publishing his poembook that made him greatest!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 20 April 2021

2) His long poem Piedra del sol/Sun Stone (1957) uses contrasting images, centring on the Aztec Calendar Stone (representing the Aztec universe) , to symbolize the loneliness of individuals and their search for union with others.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 20 April 2021

1) His works reflect many influences, including Marxism, surrealism, and Aztec mythology. El laberinto de la soledad/The Labyrinth of Solitude (1950) , the book which brought him to world attention, explores Mexico's heritage.

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Dr Antony Theodore 08 February 2020

Whirlpool Raum Und Tropfen in Höhe Spaces Klarheiten steil Schnitt. Vorstellungskraft is lobesworth, tony

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