Swept Away by a Poem

Have You Seen

To Be Read In The Interrogative
by Julio Cortázar

Have you seen

have you truly seen

the snow the stars the felt steps of the breeze

Have you touched

really have you touched

the plate the bread the face of that woman you love so much

Have you lived

like a blow to the head

the flash the gasp the fall the flight

Have you known

known in every pore of your skin

how your eyes your hands you sex your soft HEART

must be thrown away

must be wept away

must be invented all over again

• • •

Discovered on a random search – perhaps not so random after all? Poem by Julio Cortázar*, translated by Stephen Kessler, from Save Twilight

2 Responses

  1. Great poem. I haven’t been reading any lately and this is a nice one to get me started. Hadn’t heard of Cortázar, and looked him up. Interesting author. Think I’ll read his book Hopscotch. Thanks for posting this most thought provoking poem, Jen!

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