Friday, March 6, 2015

Octavio Paz: "Friendship"
























It is the awaited hour
Over the table falls
Interminably
The lamp’s spread hair
Night turns the window to immensity
There is no one here
Presence without name surrounds me



"Friendship" by Octavio Paz, from Configurations (New Directions, 1971).

Art credit: "Leave the Light on," photograph by Peter Baker.