Analysis: Calling Card
Abstract, Natural Elements
Octavio Paz was a sucker for basic elements of nature. One of his other poems is called "Water and Wind and Stone," and he loves to weave and repeat these types of images through his work to give them a more universal, timeless feeling. When you read things like "writing of the sea on basalt rock, / writing of the wind on desert sand" (133-134), you are reading classic Paz. But what's really cool is the way he brings these universal images to modern life.