the invisible walls,
the rotten masks that divide one man
from another, one man from himself,
for one enormous moment and we glimpse
the unity that we lost, the desolation
of being man, and all its glories,
sharing bread and sun and death,
the forgotten astonishment of being alive
From Octavio Paz’s long poem Sunstone / Piedra de Sol.
2 thoughts on “The forgotten astonishment”
His poetry always leaves me speechless. Thanks for sharing this.
Thanks. ‘Sunstone’ is an amazing poem.