THERE IS A MOTIONLESS TREE - Octavio Paz Poems

 
 

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THERE IS A MOTIONLESS TREE
There is a motionless tree
there is another that moves forward
              a river of trees
pounds at my chest
              The green swell
of good fortune

You are dressed in red
              you are
the seal of the burning year
carnal firebrand
              star of fruit
I eat the sun in you

              The hour rests
on a chasm of clarities

The birds are a handful of shadows
their beaks build the night
their wings sustain the day

Rooted at the light's peak
between stability and vertigo
              you are
       the diaphanous balance.

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