“time that comes back in a swell of sea, time that recedes without turning its head, the past is not…”

“time that comes back in a swell of sea,
time that recedes without turning its head,
the past is not past, it is still passing by,
flowing silently into the next vanishing moment :”

- Octavio Paz, from “Sunstone,” The Collected Poems, 1957-1987 (New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1991)

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