The poem is by Octavio Paz of Mexico. He is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 1990. I picked this particular poem, because each one is short and has the feel of haiku. All together, the poem could be appreciated as a Renku (chained haiku). Haiku is the source of my inspiration in making artworks most of the time, but I do get inspired by poems like this time to time. Click the image to see a large version.