Sunday, August 28, 2011

this side


There is light. We neither see or touch it.
In its empty clarities rests
what we touch and see.
I see with my fingertips
what my eyes touch:
shadows, the world.
With shadows I draw worlds,
I scatter worlds with shadows.
I hear the light beat on the other side.

~  Octavio Paz
from  Selected Poems
translated by Eliot Weinberger
art by van gogh