Wind and water and stone | Octavio Paz
Summary: Wind and water and stone by Octavio Paz is a poem about how a people stays the same but is yet different as time goes on using his native land as a backdrop
Speaker - tells the audience about what it means to be "wind and water and stone" in his native Mexico
- The speaker tells about the hollowed stone, dispersal of water and the stoppage of the wind to create his trio of subject matter
- The speaker tells more about the "stone and wind and water" by telling us about how the wind affects the stone and how the stone becomes a cup for water and how the water is the wind
- The speaker explains that the wind sings, and the water "murmurs" and how "quiet" the stone is in its motionless existence
- The speaker explains the sounds of the water, wind and stone
- Culture is similar and yet different; speaker:"One is the other, and is neither"
- Names are but vessels to pour culture and then they "disappear"
- This is an important part of the "water and stone and wind"
- Octavio Paz is a Mexican Poet who uses personal life to mold his writing and has been to many places in the world
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