Daily Archives: January 15, 2016

If You Forget Me – Pablo Neruda

I want you to know  one thing.  You know how this is:  if I look  at the crystal moon, at the red branch  of the slow autumn at my window,  if I touch  near the fire  the impalpable ash  or … Continue reading

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Here I Love You – Pablo Neruda

Here I love you.  In the dark pines the wind disentangles itself.  The moon glows like phosphorous on the vagrant waters.  Days, all one kind, go chasing each other.  The snow unfurls in dancing figures.  A silver gull slips down … Continue reading

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Twenty Poems Of Love – Pablo Neruda

I can write the saddest lines tonight.  Write for example: ‘The night is fractured  and they shiver, blue, those stars, in the distance’  The night wind turns in the sky and sings.  I can write the saddest lines tonight.  I … Continue reading

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And Because Love Battles – Pablo Neruda

And because love battles  not only in its burning agricultures  but also in the mouth of men and women,  I will finish off by taking the path away  to those who between my chest and your fragrance  want to interpose … Continue reading

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Drunk As Drunk – Pablo Neruda

Translated from the Spanish by Christopher Logue  Drunk as drunk on turpentine  From your open kisses,  Your wet body wedged  Between my wet body and the strake  Of our boat that is made of flowers,  Feasted, we guide it – … Continue reading

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The Dead Woman – Pablo Neruda

If suddenly you do not exist,  if suddenly you no longer live,  I shall live on.  I do not dare,  I do not dare to write it,  if you die.  I shall live on.  For where a man has no … Continue reading

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Water – Pablo Neruda

Everything on the earth bristled, the bramble  pricked and the green thread  nibbled away, the petal fell, falling  until the only flower was the falling itself.  Water is another matter,  has no direction but its own bright grace,  runs through … Continue reading

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