Octavio Paz

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

Summit And Gravity - Poem by Octavio Paz

There's a motionless tree
And another one coming forward
A river of trees
Hits my chest
The green surge
Is good fortune
You are dressed in red
You are
The seal of the scorched year
The carnal firebrand
The star fruit
In you like sun
The hour rests
Above an abyss of clarities
The height is clouded by birds
Their beaks construct the night
Their wings carry the day
Planted in the crest of light
Between firmness and vertigo
You are
Transparent balance


Comments about Summit And Gravity by Octavio Paz

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (12/3/2019 9:45:00 PM)

    We like sunlight and sun both. This poem is definitely very interesting and lovely. A nice poem of the day is chosen.10 (Report)Reply

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  • (12/3/2019 4:17:00 PM)

    This innovative free verse poem abounds with colourful, wild, surrealistic imagery courtesy of Octavio Paz...it's a 10 from me! (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/3/2019 10:46:00 AM)

    River of trees! !
    With the romance of nature.


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Harley White (12/3/2019 5:24:00 AM)

    Great images... wonderful poem... (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony Brahmin (12/3/2019 4:57:00 AM)

    Their wings carry the day
    Planted in the crest of light
    Between firmness and vertigo
    You are
    Transparent balance. very poetic.
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  • Mahtab Bangalee (12/3/2019 3:18:00 AM)

    the solar system
    summit to gravity
    apex to roots
    sun to ocean
    light to water evaporation
    circling, recycling
    the life to balance transparently!
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 15, 2010



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