Wednesday, November 14, 2012

a tree within

A tree grew inside my head.
A tree grew in.
Its roots are veins,
its branches nerves,
thoughts its tangles foliage.

Day breaks
in the body’s night.
There, within, inside my head,
the tree speaks.
Come closer—can you hear it?

~ Octavio Paz
translation by Eliot Weinberger