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Author: PAZ, OCTAVIO
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Paz, Octavio    Poet's Biography
361 poems available by this author


ÁRBOL ADENTRO       
First Line: Crecio en mi
Last Line: Acercate, lo oyes?
Subject(s): Árboles


(UNTITLED)       
First Line: The hand of day opens
Last Line: And these few words


10 LINES FOR ANTONI TAPES       
First Line: On the municipal facades


1930: SCENIC VIEWS [VISTAS FIJAS]       
First Line: Who or what guided me? I was not searching for anything or anyone


A DOOMED GARDEN    Poem Text    
First Line: A garden is not a place
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening


A TREE WITHIN    Poem Text    
First Line: A tree grew inside my head
Subject(s): Trees


ACROSS [A TRAVES]       
First Line: I turn the page of the day


AIRBORN: CONCLUSION [HIJOS DEL AIRE]       
First Line: Daughter I was of air, already


ALONG GALEANA STREET [POR LA CALLE DE GALEANA]       
First Line: Hammers pound there above
Last Line: One's afraid to close one's eyes


ALTAR [CUSTODIA]       
First Line: A name %its shadows
Last Line: One in the other %unnamed


ALTHOUGH IT IS NIGHT [AUNQUE ES DE NOCHE]       
First Line: The night, at once both solid and empty


APOTHOSIS OF DUPLEIX [APOTEOSIS DE DUPLEIX]       
First Line: Facing the sea, it unfolds


APPARITION [APARICION]       
First Line: If man is dust
Last Line: Those who go through the plain %are men


AQUÍ       
First Line: Mis pasos en
Last Line: Solo es real
Subject(s): Solitario


ARMS OF SUMMER [LAS ARMAS DEL VERANO]       
First Line: Hear the throbbing of space
Last Line: The sun scatters with a wave


ARMS OF THE TRADE       
First Line: Coat of arms: two knitting needles
Last Line: An armor made of air %for the battle of two bodies
Subject(s): Art And Artists


AS ONE LISTENS TO THE RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Listen to me as one listens to the rain,
Subject(s): Rain


AS ONE LISTENS TO THE RAIN [COMO QUIEN OYE LLOVER]       
First Line: Listen to me as one listens to the rain


ASPIRATION [ASPIRACION]       
First Line: Shadows of white day


AT THE DOOR    Poem Text    
First Line: People, words, people
Subject(s): Mexico


AT THE DOOR       
First Line: People, words, people
Last Line: Up there the moon, alone
Subject(s): Mexico


AUGURIES [AUGURIOS]       
First Line: Au naturel, in capsules, open


AXIS [EJE]    Poem Text    
First Line: Through the conduits of blood
Variant Title(s): Axis
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


AXIS [EJE]       
First Line: Through the conduits of blood
Last Line: Spring of bones %spring of suns
Variant Title(s): Axi
Subject(s): Night


BALCONY       
First Line: Stillness %in the middle of the night
Last Line: I wait for my arrival


BANG [DISPARO]       
First Line: The word leaps %ahead of thought


BASHO AN       
First Line: The whole world fits in


BEFORE THE BEGINNING [ANTES DEL COMIENZO]       
First Line: A confusion of sounds, an uncertain clarity


BETWEEN GOING AND STAYING    Poem Text    
First Line: Between going and staying the day wavers
Subject(s): Love


BETWEEN GOING AND STAYING       
First Line: Between going and staying the day wavers
Last Line: I stay and go: I am a pause
Subject(s): Love


BETWEEN LEAVING AND STAYING       
First Line: A solid transparence, the day
Last Line: Becoming the passage through which we continue


BETWEEN WHAT I SEE AND WHAT I SAY    Poem Text    


BETWEEN WHAT I SEE AND WHAT I SAY       
Last Line: The words open
Subject(s): Language; Poetry And Poets


BEYOND LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Everything menaces us
Subject(s): Bodies; Hearts; Night; Romance; Sleep; Bedtime


BEYOND LOVE       
First Line: Everything menaces us
Last Line: Pause of blood between this time and another without measure
Subject(s): Bodies; Hearts; Night; Romance; Sleep


BIRD       
First Line: In transparent silence
Last Line: And in the flicker of an eye we die


BIRD'S EYE VIEW [A VISTA DE PAJARO]       
First Line: Furiously %it whirls around


BLACK AND WHITE STONE [PIEDRA BLANCA Y NEGRA]       
First Line: Sima %seeds a stone
Last Line: Of the stone %opened with a glance


BLANCO       
First Line: A stirring %a starting
Last Line: Makes the watching real


BLUE BOUQUET       
First Line: I woke covered with sweat
Last Line: The next day I left town


BOY AND TOP       
First Line: Each time he spins it
Last Line: It lands, precisely, %at the center of the world


BREATHING       
First Line: Still bodiless: %dishevelled spring
Last Line: Time weighs a little less


BRIDGE [EL PUENTE]       
First Line: Between now and then


BROTHERHOOD [HERMANDAD]       
First Line: I am a man: little do I last
Last Line: Someone spells me out
Variant Title(s): Homage To Claudius Ptolem


BRUSHES AWAKE       
First Line: Creature of wind, whirlwind of whitecaps
Last Line: The box unfolds its wings and begins to fly
Subject(s): Art And Artists


BY THE STREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: How rare, how lovely!


BY THE STREAM [POR EL ARROYO]       
First Line: How rare, how lovely!


CALM    Poem Text    
First Line: Sand-clock moon
Subject(s): Art & Artists


CALM       
First Line: Sand-clock moon
Last Line: The hour is lit
Subject(s): Art And Artists


CAPITAL       
First Line: The screaming crest of dawn flames.
Last Line: The day with its hast foot crushes a small star


CENTRAL PARK       
First Line: Green and black thickets, bare spots


CERTAINTY    Poem Text    
First Line: If it is real the white
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


CERTAINTY       
First Line: If it is real the white
Last Line: Between two parentheses
Subject(s): Writing And Writers


CERTEZA       
First Line: Si es real la luz
Last Line: Estre dos parentesis
Subject(s): Escritura Y Escritores


CIPHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Wall tattooed with signs
Subject(s): Art & Artists


CIPHER       
First Line: Wall tattooed with signs
Last Line: The undressed cipher of the daily beginning again
Subject(s): Art And Artists


CIPHER [CIFRA]       


CIRCULATORY POEM (FOR GENERAL DISORIENTATION)       
First Line: There %over the spiral path


CLEAR NIGHT [NOCHE EN CLARO]       
First Line: At ten at night in the cafe d'angleterre


COCHIN       
First Line: Standing on tiptoe


COMING AND GOING [IDA Y VUELTA]       
First Line: Muddy november %stained stone, bruised bone


CONCERT IN THE GARDEN (VINA AND MRIDANGAM)       
First Line: It rained %the hour is an enormous eye
Last Line: I walk lost in my own center


CONCORD [CONCORDE]       
First Line: Water above %grove below
Last Line: Sky rising to the lips


CONSTELLATION OF THE BODY       
First Line: Eyes born of night %are not eyes that see
Last Line: It opens the eyes of men
Subject(s): Art And Artists


CONSTRAINT [APREMIO]       
First Line: Racing and lingering in my head


COSANTE       
First Line: With a slit tongue


COUNTERPARTS       
First Line: In my body you search the mountain


DAILY FIRE [EL FUEGO DE CADA DIA]       
First Line: As the air %constructs and destroys


DAWN       
First Line: Quick cold hands %one by one remove
Last Line: I am alive %still %in the middle %of a wound still fresh


DAWN [MADRUGADA]       
First Line: Cold rapid hands
Last Line: Of a wound still fresh


DAY IN UDAIPUR [EL DIA EN UDAIPUR]       
First Line: White palace %white on the black lake
Last Line: What I've seen here, what I say, %the white sun erases


DAY: I, 1 [DIA]       
First Line: Copious tree each day. This one


DAY: I, 3 [DIA]       
First Line: Merely to be vegetable exclamations


DAY: II, 2 [DIA]       
First Line: Day dawns through a promiscuous succession


DAY: II, 4 [DIA]       
First Line: It dawns: with fingerings impalpable


DAY: III, 1 [DIA]       
First Line: The city wakens to a din of chains


DAY: III, 3 [DIA]       
First Line: Through to-ing, fro-ing, passers-by and cars


DAYBREAK [MADRUGADA AL RASO]       
First Line: Hands and lips of wind
Last Line: The sky walks the land
Variant Title(s): Daybrea


DISCOR       
First Line: Whispers and rapid steps


DISTANT NEIGHBOR [PROJIMO LEJANO]       
First Line: Last night an ash tree
Last Line: But didn't


DISTICH AND VARIATIONS [DISTICO Y VARIACIONES]       
First Line: Language and its sacred conjunctions


DOOMED GARDEN       
First Line: A garden is not a place
Last Line: The fixed featureless splendor
Subject(s): Gardens And Gardening


DOOR    Poem Text    
First Line: What's behind that door?
Subject(s): Art & Artists


DOOR       
First Line: What's behind that door?
Last Line: What's behind that door?
Subject(s): Art And Artists


DRAFT OF SHADOWS [PASADO EN CLARO]       
First Line: Heard by the soul, footsteps
Last Line: I am the shadow my words cast


DREAM OF PENS       
First Line: The blue hand %has become a sketch pen
Last Line: Tomorrow they will be fountains
Subject(s): Art And Artists


DRYAD WAR [LA GUERRA DE LA DRIADA]       
First Line: The huge dog opened its eyes


DULCINEA OF MARCEL DUCHAMP       
First Line: Arduous yet plausible, the painting


DURATION [DURACION]       
First Line: Sky black %yellow earth
Last Line: (answer with a tower of birds)


EFFECTS OF BAPTISM [EFECTOS DEL BAUTISMO]       
First Line: Young hassan %in order to marry a christian
Last Line: And only one wife


ENGAGED       
First Line: Stretched out on the grass %a boy and a girl
Last Line: Saying nothing, never kissing, %giving silence for silence


ENIGMA    Poem Text    
First Line: We are born from a question
Subject(s): Art & Artists


ENIGMA       
First Line: We are born from a question
Last Line: Universes in the form of questions
Subject(s): Art And Artists


ENRE IRSE Y QUEDARSE       
Last Line: Yo me quedo
Subject(s): Amor


ENTRE LO QUE VEO Y DIGO...       
Last Line: Las palabras se
Subject(s): Lenguaje; PoesÍa Y Poetas


EPITAPH FOR AN OLD WOMAN [EPITAFIO DE UNA VIEJA]       
First Line: They buried her in the family tomb


EPITAPH FOR NO STONE [EPITAFIO SOBRE NINGUNA PIEDRA]       
First Line: Mixcoac was my village: three nocturnal syllables
Last Line: My words were my house, air my tomb


EVERYDAY FIRE       
First Line: Like the air %constructing and deconstructing
Last Line: On the palm of space


EXAMPLE [EJEMPLO]       
First Line: A butterfly flew between the cars


EXAMPLE [EJEMPLO]       
First Line: Thunder crosses the plain


EXCLAMATION [EL EXCLAMACION]       
First Line: Stillness %not on the branch
Last Line: In the moment %hummingbird


FABLE       
First Line: Ages of fire and of air
Last Line: Broken mirrors where the world sees itself shattered
Subject(s): Native Americans - Pre-columbian


FABLE       
First Line: Epochs of fire and air
Last Line: Fragments that will never again cohere %broken mirrors in which the world sees itself massacred
Subject(s): Native Americans - Pre-columbian


FABLE OF JOAN MIRO [FABULA DE JOAN MIRO]       
First Line: Blue was immobilized between red and black


FACE AND THE WIND [LA CARA Y EL VIENTO]       
First Line: Beneath an unrelenting sun
Last Line: Turns on itself and is gone


FACING TIME [CARA AL TIEMPO]       
First Line: Photos %time dangling from a verbal thread


FIRE BY FRICTION [FUEGOS LUDRICOS]       
First Line: As time plays with us


FLAME, SPEECH    Poem Text    
First Line: I read in a poem
Subject(s): Animals


FLAME, SPEECH       
First Line: I read in a poem
Last Line: To talk is human
Subject(s): Animals


FOR THE PAINTER SWAMINATHAN [AL PINTOR SWAMINATHAN]       
First Line: With a rag and a knife %against the fixed idea


FOUR BLACK POPLARS       
First Line: As this line follows after itself
Last Line: I see what we are: hallucinations


FOUR POPARS [CUATRO CHOPOS]       
First Line: As if it were behind itself this line runs


FRIENDSHIP [ARMISTAD]       
First Line: It is the awaited hour


FULL WIND       
First Line: The present is perpetual


GIRL       
First Line: The afternoon, its lazy ways
Last Line: Was gazing where she'll never know
Subject(s): Girls


GIRL [NINA]       
First Line: Between the afternoon, resisting


GOLDEN LOTUSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Disheveled gardens
Subject(s): Houses


GOLDEN LOTUSES: 1       
First Line: Neither hot coal %nor shot of sherry


GOLDEN LOTUSES: 2       
First Line: Thin and sinuous %as the magic rope


GOLDEN LOTUSES: 3       
First Line: Disheveled gardens %house as big as an estate
Last Line: The woman is inhabited by the wind


GROVE       
First Line: Enormous and solid %but swaying
Last Line: Little by little the names petrify


GROVE       
First Line: Enormous and solid
Last Line: Little by little, the names petrify
Subject(s): Leaves; Nature; Trees


HAPPINESS IN HERAT       
First Line: I came here %as I write these lines
Last Line: Perfection of the finite


HAPPINESS IN HERAT [FELICIDAD EN HERAT]       
First Line: I came here %as I write these lines


HERE    Poem Text    
First Line: My steps in this street / echo
Last Line: Only the mist is real
Subject(s): Fog; Haze


HERE       
First Line: My footsteps in this street
Last Line: Nothing is real but the fog
Subject(s): Fog


HERE       
First Line: My footsteps on this street
Last Line: Stepping on this street %where %only the mist is real


HERE       
First Line: My steps along this street
Last Line: Only the mist is real
Subject(s): Solitude


HERE       
First Line: My steps in this street %echo
Last Line: Where %only the mist is real
Subject(s): Art And Artists


HIMACHAL PRADESH: 1       
First Line: I saw %at the foot of the ridge
Last Line: Carry bundles bigger than those peaks


HIMACHAL PRADESH: 2       
First Line: Ours %head shaven, paunchy


HIMACHAL PRADESH: 3       
First Line: 5 little abominations %seen, heard, committed


HIMNO ENTRE RUINAS       
First Line: Coronado de si
Last Line: Palabras que son
Subject(s): Ruinas


HOUSE OF GLANCES [LA CASA DE LA MIRADA]       
First Line: You walk inside yourself, and the tenuous, meandering reflection that guides yo


HOUSE: I, 2 [CASA]       
First Line: Yet we are born in houses we did not make


HOUSE: I, 4 [CASA]       
First Line: Time unmakes and builds the house again


HOUSE: II, 1 [CASA]       
First Line: House that memory makes out of itself


HOUSE: II, 3 [CASA]       
First Line: House in which two pasts conjoin and two


HOUSE: III, 2 [CASA]       
First Line: It was the blade of that same war graved deep


HOUSE: III, 4 [CASA]       
First Line: I traced, not with ideas nor with stones


HOUSE: IV [CASA]       
First Line: Houses that come and go within my head


HUASTEC LADY       
First Line: She walks by the riverbank, naked, healthy, newly bathed,
Last Line: Side of the road; by night a river that flows to the flank of man


HURRY       
First Line: In spite of my torpor, my puffy eyes,
Last Line: Saying good-by I'm in a hurry


HURRY       
First Line: In spite of my torpor, my squinting eyes


HYMN AMONG THE RUINS    Poem Text    
First Line: Self crowned the day displays its plumage
Subject(s): Ruins


HYMN AMONG THE RUINS       
First Line: Self crowned the day displays its plumage
Last Line: Words which are flowers become fruits which are deeds
Subject(s): Ruins


I SPEAK OF THE CITY [HABLO DE LA CIUDAD]       
First Line: A novelty today, tomorrow a ruin from the past, buried and resurrected every da
Last Line: Birth to us and devours us, that creates us and forgets


IDENTITY [IDENTIDAD]       
First Line: In the patio a bird squawks


IDEOGRAM OF FREEDOM [IDEOGRAMA DE LIBERTAD]       
First Line: Sino = fate


IMMEMORIAL LANDSCAPE [PAISAJE INMEMORIAL]       
First Line: Airily flutters %slips among branches
Last Line: The million year old snow


IMPERIAL FIREPLACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Flames have turned to stone
Subject(s): Art & Artists


IMPERIAL FIREPLACE       
First Line: Flames have turned to stone
Last Line: Enrusted on the facade of winter
Subject(s): Art And Artists


IMPREFACE [IMPROLOGO]       
First Line: They have asked me for a preface


IN THE LODI GARDENS    Poem Text    
First Line: The black, pensive, dense
Last Line: Into the unanimous blue
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Cemeteries; Birds


IN THE LODI GARDENS [EN LOS JARDINES DE LOS LODI]       
First Line: The black, pensive, dense %domes of the mausoleums
Last Line: Into the unanimous blue


IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS PHRASE [A LA MITAD DE ESTA FRASE]       
First Line: I am not at the top of the world
Last Line: Mangled language. %poet: gardener of epitaphs


IN UXMAL       
First Line: In the court, the sun stone, immobile
Last Line: The gods drink blood, the gods eat man


INDIA    Poem Text    
First Line: These letters and sinuous lines
Subject(s): Art & Artists


INDIA       
First Line: These letters and sinuous lines
Last Line: By the king of this world
Subject(s): Art And Artists


INKS AND TRANSFERS [TINTAS Y CALCOMANIAS]       
First Line: From the window of a dubious building wobbling on shifting sands


INSOMNIAC [INSOMNE]       
First Line: Nightwatch of the mirror


INTERIOR       
First Line: Warring thoughts try %to split my skull


INTERRUPTIONS FROM THE WEST: 1 (RUSSIAN SONG)       
First Line: We build the canal


INTERRUPTIONS FROM THE WEST: 2 (MEXICAN SONG)       
First Line: My grandfather, taking his coffee


INTERRUPTIONS FROM THE WEST: 3 (MEXICO CITY:1968 OLUMPIAD)       
First Line: Lucidity %perhaps it's worth writing across the purity


INTERRUPTIONS FROM THE WEST: 4 (PATIS: THE LUCID BLIND)       
First Line: In one of the suburbs of the absolute


INTERVAL [INTERVALO]       
First Line: Instantaneous architectures %hanging over a pause


INTO THE MATTER [ENTRADA EN MATERIA]       
First Line: Roar of engines %swollen rivers


IS THERE NO WAY OUT?       
First Line: Dozing I hear an incessant
Last Line: Am I or was I here


JANUARY FIRST [PRIMERO DE ENERO]       
First Line: The year's doors open
Last Line: And then we shall enter the unknown


KEY OF WATER       
First Line: After rishikesh %the ganges is still green
Last Line: That night I washed my hands in your breasts


KEY OF WATER [LA LLAVE DE AGUA]       
First Line: After rishikesh %the ganges is still green
Last Line: That night I dipped my hands in your breasts


KOSTAS PAPAIOANNOU (1925-1981)       
First Line: I was 30, came from america, and was searching in the ashes of 1946


LA ARBOLEDA       
First Line: Enorme y solida
Last Line: Poco a poco se
Subject(s): Árboles; Hojas De Un Árbol; Naturaleza


LAGO       
First Line: Entre montanas aridas
Last Line: Y un naufragio
Subject(s): Agua; Desastres; Lagos; Naves Y EnvÍo


LAKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Between arid mountains
Subject(s): Disasters; Lakes; Shipwrecks; Water; Pools; Ponds


LAKE       
First Line: Between arid mountains
Last Line: And an infinite shipwreck
Subject(s): Disasters; Lakes; Shipwrecks; Water


LAMP [LAMPARA]       
First Line: Embracing and clawing %the bodiless night


LANDSCAPE [PAISAJE]       
First Line: Rock and precipice %more time than stone, this timeless matter
Last Line: No more than our shadows


LAST DAWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Your hair lost in the forest
Subject(s): Mexico


LAST DAWN       
First Line: Your hair lost in the forest
Last Line: Will tomorrow be another day?
Subject(s): Mexico


LETTER OF TESTIMONY; CANTATA [CARTA DE CREENCIA]       
First Line: There is an uncertain territory


LETTER TO LEON FELIPE [CARTA A LEON FELIPE]       
First Line: Leon %fifth sign of the revolving sky


LETTER TO TWO STRANGERS       
First Line: I still do not know your name. I feel


LIGHTNING AT REST       
First Line: Stretched out, %stone made of noon
Last Line: The sea fighting far off with its swords and feathers


LUIS CERNUDA (1902-1963)       
First Line: Neither andalusian swan %nor luxurious bird


MÁS ALLÁ DEL AMOR       
First Line: Todo nos amenaza
Last Line: Pausa de sangre
Subject(s): Corazones; Cuerpos; Noche; Romance; SueÑo


MADRIGAL       
First Line: More transparent %than this water dropping
Last Line: You were born to live on an island


MADURAI       
First Line: In the bar at the british club


MAITHUNA       
First Line: My eyes discover you
Last Line: From danger drawn


MARVELS OF THE WILL       
First Line: At precisely three o'clock don pedro


MAUSOLEUM OF HUMAYUN [EL MAUSOLEO DE HUMAYUN]       
First Line: To the debate of wasps
Last Line: Time in repose above the water %silence's architecture


MISTERIO       
First Line: Relumbra el aire
Last Line: Pero no ve al
Subject(s): Ausencia


MOTION    Poem Text    
First Line: If you are the amber mare
Subject(s): Relationships


MOTION [MOVIMIENTO]       
First Line: If you are the amber mare


MUTRA       
First Line: Like a too-loving mother, a terrible mother of suffocation
Last Line: Plant it in my being: it must grow one day


MYSTERY    Poem Text    
First Line: Glittering of air, it glitters
Subject(s): Absence; Mystery; Separation; Isolation


MYSTERY       
First Line: Glittering of air, it glitters
Last Line: But he sees no sun
Subject(s): Absence; Mystery


NAGARJUNA       
First Line: Niego = I negate %deny


NATIVE STONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Light is laying waste the heavens
Subject(s): Insomnia; Light; Sleeplessness


NATIVE STONE       
First Line: Light is laying waste the heavens
Last Line: Whatever is not stone is light
Subject(s): Insomnia; Light


NATURAL BEING       
First Line: The blues, spreading their robes ...


NEAR CAPE COMORIN [CERCA DEL CABO COMORIN]       
First Line: In a land-rover stalled in a flooded field


NIGHT, DAY, NIGHT       
First Line: Stream of light: a bird


NIGHTFALL [UN ANOCHECER]       
First Line: What sustains it %half-open, the clarity of nightfall
Last Line: The world is less credible


NOMADIC GARDENS [JARDINES ERRANTES]       
First Line: Between the snow and the brown earth


NOTATIONS / ROTATIONS [ANOTACIONES / ROTACIONES]       
First Line: Two in one


OBJECT LESSON       
First Line: Over the bookcase
Last Line: But sometimes they speak with us


OBJECTS    Poem Text    
First Line: They live alongside us
Subject(s): Mexico


OBJECTS       
First Line: They live alongside us
Last Line: But sometimes they speak with us
Subject(s): Mexico


OBJECTS & APPARITIONS [OBJETOS Y APARICIONES]       
First Line: Hexahedrons of wood and glass
Last Line: My words became visible for a moment


OBJEXTS & APPARITIONS       
First Line: Hexahedrons of wood and glass
Last Line: My words became visible for a moment


OBLIVION       
First Line: Close your eyes and lose yourself in darkness


OBSIDIAN BUTTERFLY       
First Line: They killed my brothers, my children
Last Line: To read the inscription of your fate


ODD OR EVEN [PARES Y NONES]       
First Line: A weightless word %to greet the day


OLD POEM       
First Line: Escorted by obstinate memories, I take


ON THE ROADS OF MYSORE [POR LOS CAMINOS DE MYSORE]       
First Line: Blue rocks, ruddy plains %purple stony ground, clusters of cacti
Last Line: Is worth as much as mayarit and its tiger of alica


ON THE WING    Poem Text    
First Line: Little sun / silent on the table
Last Line: Diaphanous arrival
Subject(s): Sky; Vision; Sun


ON THE WING: 1 [AL VUELO]       
First Line: Little sun %silent on the table
Last Line: It lacks something: %night
Subject(s): Oranges


ON THE WING: 2. ANCIENT LANDSCAPE       
First Line: High sun. The plain sleeps


ON THE WING: 2. EPITAPH FOR A DANDY       
First Line: In a cemetery of neckties


ON THE WING: 2. IN DEFENSE OF PYRRHO       
First Line: Julian, you've cured %my fears, but not my doubts
Last Line: And you -- how do you know
Variant Title(s): In Defense Of Pyrrh


ON THE WING: 2. THE CONSTELLATION OF VIRGO       
First Line: Hypathia, if I look at the pure lights


ONE AND THE SAME    Poem Text    
First Line: Spaces / space
Last Line: Place of impalpable nuptials
Subject(s): Webern, Anton (1883-1945)


ONE AND THE SAME (ANTON WEBERN, 1883-1945) [LO IDENTICO]       
First Line: Spaces, space %without center no above or below


ONE DAY AMONG MANY [UN DIA DE TANTOS]       
First Line: Flood of suns %we see nothing seeing everything


OOCTACAMUND [UTACAMUD]       
First Line: In the nilgiri hills %I went looking for the todas
Last Line: The charitable stars %not crushing -- calling me


ORACLE [ORACULO]       
First Line: The cold lips of the night %utter a word


OTHER [EL OTRO]       
First Line: He invented a face for himself
Last Line: His wrinkles have no face


PARABOLA OF MOVEMENT [PARABOLA DEL MOVIMIENTO]       
First Line: Where are you coming from?


PASSAGE       
First Line: More than air
Last Line: Your body is the trace of your body


PASSAGE;    Poem Text    
First Line: More than air
Last Line: Your body is the trace of your body
Subject(s): Body, Human


PASSIONAL LANDSCAPE [PAISAJE PASIONAL]       
First Line: The beak of the solar bird pecks apart the heart of space


PAUSE       
First Line: There come to me %certain birds
Last Line: My life, very much like life, is flowing on


PAUSE; IN MEMORY OF PIERRE REVERDY [PAUSA]       
First Line: They've come %a few birds


PEAK AND GRAVITY [CIMA Y GRAVEDAD]       
First Line: There is a motionless tree


PEDESTRIAN [PEATON]       
First Line: He walked among the crowds


PERPETUA ENCARNADA       
First Line: Intricate gardens tremble


PIEDRA NATIVA       
First Line: La luz de vasta
Last Line: Lo que no es
Subject(s): Insomnio; Luz


PILLARS [PILARES]       
First Line: The plaza is tiny


PLACE [PARAJE]       
First Line: The road with no name


PLAIN       
First Line: The anthill erupts.
Last Line: Explosion of this minute that never passes, that only burns and never passes


POET       
First Line: Music and bread, milk and wine, love and sleep: free.
Last Line: You need a strong philosophy


POET'S EPITAPH       
First Line: He tried to sing, singing
Last Line: His lying life of truths


POET'S WORKS: 11       
First Line: It hovers, creeps in, comes close, withdraws, turns on tiptoe
Last Line: Fascinated, follows him inward, each time further inward


POET'S WORKS: 12       
First Line: After chop.Ping off all the arms that reached out to me
Last Line: The humid, tender, insistent onset of spring


POET'S WORKS: 3       
First Line: Everyone had left the house. Around eleven I noticed
Last Line: Feather between my livid hands


POET'S WORKS: 4       
First Line: Lying on my bed, I crave the brute sleep, the mummy's sleep
Last Line: It is the great trowels of silence falling in the silence


POET'S WORKS: 7       
First Line: I write on the glimmering table, my pen resting heavily
Last Line: To make the world burst. But tonight there is no room for a single word more


PREPARATORY EXERCISE [EJERCICIO PREPARATORIO]       
First Line: The hour empties out
Last Line: With the three states of time and the five directions


PROEM    Poem Text    
First Line: At times poetry is the vertigo of bodies and the vertigo of speech and the vertigo of death
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


PROEM       
First Line: At times poetry is the vertigo of bodies and the vertigo of
Last Line: Syllables seeds


PROOF [PRUEBA]       
First Line: Her skin, saffron toasted in the sun


PROVERB    Poem Text    
First Line: Mud in a still puddle
Subject(s): Proverbs; Maxims; Adages


PROVERB       
First Line: Mud in a still puddle
Last Line: Tomorrow dust %dancing in the streets
Subject(s): Proverbs


PUEBLO       
First Line: Las piedras son
Last Line: No hay agua
Subject(s): Campos; Piedras


QUARTET    Poem Text    
First Line: A landscape familiar but always strange
Subject(s): Landscape; Seashore; Tourists; Beach; Coast; Shore


QUARTET       
First Line: A landscape familiar yet always strange


READING JOHN CAGE [LECTURA DE JOHN CAGE]       
First Line: Read, unread %music without measurements


RELEASE [SOLUTRA]       
First Line: In a [or, beneath the] rain of drums
Last Line: Among the unbound elements


RELIEFS    Poem Text    
First Line: The rain, dancing, long-haired
Subject(s): Mexico


RELIEFS       
First Line: The rain, dancing, long-haired
Last Line: The corn opens its eyes, and grows
Subject(s): Mexico


RELIGIOUS FIG       
First Line: Wind, %the fruit thieves
Last Line: The fig tree creeps, rises up, and strangles itself


REPITITIONS [REPETICIONES]       
First Line: The heart and its passionate drumroll


RESPIRATION [ESPIRACION]       
First Line: Skies of the end of the world. Five o'clock


RETURN (FOR JOSE ALVARADO)       
First Line: Voices at the corner's turn
Last Line: The present is untouchable
Variant Title(s): Retur


RETURN [REGRESO]       
First Line: You spread out beneath my eyes


REVERSIBLE       
First Line: In space %I am inside of me
Last Line: I am %in space %etcetera


REVERSIBLE MONUMENT [MONUMENTO REVERSIBLE]       


REVOLVING HOUSE [LA CASA GIRATORIA]       
First Line: There is a wooden house


RIDDLE [ACERTIJO]       
First Line: Lord of the vertigo


RIPRAP       
First Line: Cry, barb, tooth, howls
Last Line: But the stars told me nothing


RIVER       
First Line: The restless city circles in my blood like a bee
Last Line: Images and coils within itself


ROTATION [ROTACION]       
First Line: Tall column of pulsebeats


ROYAL HUNT    Poem Text    
First Line: The woes of a taxidermist
Subject(s): Taxidermy & Taxidermists


ROYAL HUNT [CAZA REAL]       
First Line: The woes of a taxidermist
Subject(s): Taxidermy And Taxidermists


SALAMANDER       
First Line: Salamander %(the fire wears
Last Line: Fire is her passion, her patience %salamander - salamater


SALAMANDER [SALAMANDRA]       
First Line: Salamaner %the fire wears black armor


SAME TIME [EL MISMO TIEMPO]       
First Line: It is not the wind


SAN ILDEFONSO NOCTURNE [NOCTURNO DE SAN IDLEFONSO]       
First Line: In my window night
Last Line: I am bound to her quiet flowing


SCRAWL [GARABATO]       
First Line: With a piece of charcoal


SHARJ TEPE       
First Line: Lion a lion sprawled


SHARJ TEPE       
First Line: Like a ton sprawled
Last Line: Amidst so much death


SIGHT AND TOUCH       
First Line: The light holds them - weightless, real


SIGHT, TOUCH       
First Line: Light holds between its hands
Last Line: Light is time reflecting on time


SKIN OF THE WORLD, THE SOUND OF THE WORLD'       
First Line: Black on white
Last Line: Breathes still equal to itself: %reconquered space


SMALL VARIATION [PEQUENA VARIACION]       
First Line: Like music come back to life
Last Line: And closes over me and is pure time


SNAPSHOTS       
First Line: They appear, disappear, come back, chirp in the branches of the tree of nerves
Last Line: Presences, seeds of time: at the wrong time


SOLO FOR TWO VOICES [SOLO A DOS VOCES]       
First Line: If saying no %to the world to the present


SONG OUT OF TUNE [CANCION DESENTONADA]       
First Line: The day is short %the hour long


SPOKEN WORD [LA PALABRA DICHA]       
First Line: The word lifts %from the written page


STANZAS FOR AN IMAGINARY GARDEN       
First Line: Four adobe walls. Bougainvillea
Last Line: In me you endure, in me you vanish


STARS AND CRICKET       
First Line: The sky's big
Last Line: Brace and bit


STORM [TEMPORAL]       
First Line: On the black mountain


STREET       
First Line: Hers is a long and silent street
Last Line: And rises and stays when he sees me: nobody
Subject(s): Streets


SUMMIT AND GRAVITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Hers is a long and silent street
Last Line: Transparent balance
Subject(s): Trees


SUN ON A BLANKET [SOL SOMBRE UNA MANTA]       
First Line: Riddled with light


SUN STONE       
First Line: Willow of crystal, a poplar of water
Last Line: Advances and retreats, goes roundabout, %arriving forever


SUN STONE, SELS.       
First Line: Names, places, street and streets; faces


SUNDAY ON THE ISLAND OF ELEPHANTA       
First Line: At the feet of the sublime sculptures
Last Line: The barefoot light on the sleeping land and sea


SUNSTONE [PIEDRA DE SOL]       
First Line: A crystal willow, a poplar of water
Last Line: Doubles back, and comes full circle, %forever arriving


SUNYATA       
First Line: At the limits
Last Line: The day - the tree


SWAY [VAIVEN]       
First Line: Night comes back


TALE OF TWO GARDENS [CUENTO DE DOS JARDINS]       
First Line: A house, a garden %are not places
Last Line: The signs are erased: %I watch clarity


TANGHI-GARU PASS       
First Line: Slashed earth: %winter marked the land with its weapons
Last Line: Death thinks us


THE ARMS OF THE TRADE    Poem Text    
First Line: Coat of arms: two knitting needles
Subject(s): Art & Artists


THE BALCONY    Poem Text    
First Line: Stillness / in the middle of the night
Last Line: I wait for my arrival
Subject(s): Delhi, India; Night


THE BRUSHES AWAKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Creature of wind, whirlwind of whitecaps
Subject(s): Art & Artists


THE CONSTELLATION OF THE BODY    Poem Text    
First Line: Eyes born of night / are not eyes that see
Subject(s): Art & Artists


THE DREAM OF PENS    Poem Text    
First Line: The blue hand / has become a sketch pen
Subject(s): Art & Artists


THE GROVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Enormous and solid
Last Line: Little by little the names petrify
Subject(s): Trees


THE MAUSOLEUM OF HUMAYAN    Poem Text    
First Line: To the debate of wasps
Last Line: Silence's architecture
Subject(s): Cemeteries


THEN PETRIFYING PETRIFIED [PETRIFICADA PETRIFICANTE]       
First Line: Deadland %shadowland cactideous nopalopolis
Last Line: Where is the other water


THIS AND THIS AND THIS [ESTO Y ESTO Y ESTO]       
First Line: Surrealism has been the apple of fire on the tree of syntax


THIS SIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: There is light. We neither see nor touch it
Last Line: I hear light beat on the other side
Subject(s): Light


THIS SIDE [ESTE LADO]       
First Line: There is light. We neither see nor touch it
Last Line: I hear the light beat on the other side
Subject(s): Sutherland, Donald (b. 1935)


TOAST [BRINDIS]       
First Line: In san juan de los lagos


TOMB OF AMIR KHUSRU       
First Line: Trees heavy with birds hold
Last Line: Each poem is time, and it burns


TOMB OF THE POET       
First Line: The book %the glass
Last Line: I shall never know my bond's undoing


TOMB OF THE POET [TUMBA DEL POETA]       
First Line: The book %the glass


TOMB [LAUDA]       
First Line: Eyes marrow shadows white day


TOUCH [PALPAR]       
First Line: My hands %open the curtains of your being
Last Line: Invent another body for your body
Variant Title(s): Touc


TOWARD THE POEM       
First Line: Words, the profits of a quarter-hour wrenched from the charred tree
Last Line: Deserve your dream


TRANSIT       
First Line: Lighter than air
Last Line: Your body is the footprint of your body


TRAVELERS' PALM [PALMA DEL VIAJERO]       
First Line: Palm of the earth


TREE WITHIN       
First Line: A tree grew inside my head
Last Line: Come closer-can you hear it?
Subject(s): Trees


TROWBRIDGE STREET       
First Line: Sun throughout the day
Last Line: Talking to it I talk to you


TWO BODIES       
First Line: Two bodies face to face
Last Line: Are two stars falling %in an empty sky


USTICA       
First Line: The successive suns of summer


VIENTO, AGUA, PIEDRA       
First Line: El agua horada
Last Line: Agua, piedra, viento
Subject(s): VacÍo


VILLAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: The stones are time
Last Line: There is no water here for all the lustre of its eyes
Subject(s): Time


VILLAGE       
First Line: The stones are time
Last Line: There is no water here for all the luster of its eyes


VILLAGE       
First Line: The stones are time
Last Line: There is no water here for all the lustre of its eyes
Subject(s): Villages


VISION    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw myself when I shut my eyes
Last Line: Where I am and am not
Subject(s): Vision


VISION       
First Line: I saw myself when I shut my eyes
Last Line: I saw myself when I shut my eyes: %space, space %where I am and am not


VISION       
First Line: I saw myself when I shut my eyes
Last Line: Where I am and am not
Subject(s): Mexico


VRINDABAN       
First Line: Surrounded by night %immense forest of
Last Line: I move in the dark %I plant signs


WAKING [UN DESPERTAR]       
First Line: I was walled inside a dream


WAKING [UN DESPERTAR]       
First Line: I was walled up inside my dream
Last Line: Already the constellations were being erased


WALKIING THROUGH THE NIGHT [ANDANDO POR LA LUZ]       
First Line: You lift your left %foot forward


WALL       
First Line: Let me remember you or dream you


WATER AND WIND [AGUA Y VIENTO]       
First Line: Spreading water you sparkle


WATER NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Night with the eyes of a horse that trembles
Last Line: Night brings its wetness to beaches in your soul
Subject(s): Eyes; Silence; Solitude


WATER NIGHT       
First Line: Night with the eyes of a horse that trembles in the
Last Line: Night brings its wetness to beaches in your soul


WATER NIGHT       
First Line: Night with the eyes of a horse that trembles
Last Line: Night brings its wetness to beaches in %your soul
Subject(s): Mexico


WHERE WITHOUT A WHO [DONDE SIN QUIEN]       
First Line: There's not %a soul among these trees


WHITE HUNTRESS       
First Line: Not too far from the dark bungalow


WIND AND NIGHT [VIENTO Y NOCHE]       
First Line: Hour of wind


WIND AND WATER AND STONE    Poem Text    
First Line: The water hollowed the stone
Subject(s): Emptiness


WIND AND WATER AND STONE       
First Line: The water hollowed the stone
Last Line: Water and stone and wind
Subject(s): Emptiness


WIND CALLED BOB RAUCHENBERG       
First Line: Landscape fallen from saturn


WIND FROM ALL COMPASS POINTS       
First Line: The present is motionless
Last Line: The world wrenches up its roots, %our bodies %stretched out %weigh no more than dawn


WITH EYES CLOSED       
First Line: With eyes closed %you light up inside %you are blind stone
Last Line: Just by knowing each other %with eyes closed


WITH EYES CLOSED [CON LOS OJOS CERRADOS]       
First Line: With eyes closed %you light up within
Last Line: With eyes closed


WITH YOU [CONTIGO]       
First Line: Turquoise blasts of wind
Last Line: I inhabit a transparency


WORDS IN THE SHAPE OF A CLOUD OF DUST       
First Line: I open the window


WORKS OF THE POET       
First Line: At three twenty as at nine forty-four, disheveled at dawn and pale at
Last Line: A single time in a single intrminable phrase, sourceless, endless, senseless


WRITING [ESCRITURA]       
First Line: I draw these letters
Last Line: And does not return


WRITTEN WORD [LA PALABRA ESCRITA]       
First Line: Written now the first %word


YOUR FACE       
First Line: A hand-whose hands?
Last Line: Fountain of truths just born
Subject(s): Art And Artists


YOUTH       
First Line: The leap of the wave
Last Line: Each day %younger %death