Poem No. 197: “The Bridge” – Poem by Octavio Paz

Gedichte, poems
Sheik Zayed Bridge / Abu Dhabi designed by Zaha Hadid

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. 

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