Monday, October 26, 2009

Pablo Neruda’s Sonnet LXXXl:

“And now you’re mine. Rest with your dream in my dream.
Love and pain and work should all sleep, now.
The night turns on its invisible wheels,
and you are pure beside me as a sleeping amber.

No one else, Love, will sleep in my dreams. You will go,
we will go together, over the waters of time.

No one else will travel through the shadows with me,
only you, evergreen, ever sun, ever moon.

Your hands have already opened their delicate fists
and let their soft drifting signs drop away;
your eyes closed like two gray wings, and I move

after, following the folding water you carry, that carries
me away. The night, the world, the wind spin out their destiny.
Without you, I am your dream, only that, and that is all.”


Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Sigh. Neruda. Love the quote. Who did he write this to?


yes, trish, sigh, sigh and sigh again! i haven't been able to find the answer as to whom he wrote this - but dear heavens, the words of it! pure beauty!


update on neruda - according to bob holman and margery snyder at about dot com, the sonnets were written to his third wife, Matilde Urrutia - what a life he led - i think i'm going to do another post on just him, the man -

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning. I looked up the name yesterday when I read this Sonnet and bookmarked a site with some of his poetry.
The Passionate Poetry of Pablo Neruda


oh, good! i'm glad you found him - his work is magnificent - and i find his life story so intriguing!


she poet - thank you so much for sharing the bookmark! wonderful! thank you!!!

The Watcher said...

Beautiful sonnet...beautiful woman. I often look at your images and imagine them in a Tarot deck of cards.


yes, trevor, i can see them as tarot cards too - and actually, i forgot to give credit on the image - she is an edith corbet - stunning work, i think - and i love the sonnet!