mOmmyfied
I used to be one of the boys.. a person who doesn't like babies, dogs,cats, or any type of pet.. I never knew how to cook. ANd now.. I am a stay at home mom and these are my adventures..

Sunday, March 15, 2009
i first learned about pablo neruda and his poems when I was in high school and it stuck with me until college..
his works are so ...i don't know how to put it..

anyway.. i remembered how i loved his works when i read my sister's blog..
here's a sample.. this was already translated..

From 100 Love Sonnets

XVII

I don't love you as if you were the salt-rose, topaz
or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:
I love you as certain dark things are loved,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.
I love you as the plant that doesn't bloom and carries
hidden within itself the light of those flowers,
and thanks to your love, darkly in my body
lives the dense fragrance that rises from the earth.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you simply, without problems or pride:
I love you in this way because I don't know any other way of loving

but this, in which there is no I or you,
so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand,
so intimate that when I fall asleep it is your eyes that close.

i really love it!
i remember this was also used in the movie patch adams. robin williams read this poem to his girl..
sigh....



Posted by riamigs at 4:30 PM |

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