otavio paz

Above: Twelve Scenes of Tokyo: Hirakawa Bridge, 1929 - Hiroshi Yoshida


The Bridge


Between now and now,
between I am and you are,
the word bridge.

Entering it
you enter yourself:
the world connects
and closes like a ring.

From one bank to another,
there is always
a body stretched:
a rainbow.
I’ll sleep beneath its arches


Octavio Paz