Treasure Island

Octavio Paz

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

Spaces


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

Submitted: Thursday, April 15, 2010

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