Friday, February 20, 2009

pablo neruda. even his name is poetry.

            Love, we're going home now,
            Where the vines clamber over the trellis:
            Even before you, the summer will arrive,
            On its honeysuckle feet, in your bedroom.

            Our nomadic kisses wandered over all the world:
            Armenia, dollop of disinterred honey:
            Ceylon, green dove: and the YangTse with its old
            Old patience, dividing the day from the night.

            And now, dearest, we return, across the crackling sea
            Like two blind birds to their wall,
            To their nest in a distant spring:

            Because love cannot always fly without resting,
            Our lives return to the wall, to the rocks of the sea:
            Our kisses head back home where they belong.

1 comment:

Katia Shtefan said...

Summer arriving on honeysuckle feet in your bedroom...what a great poem! If you really like Neruda, check out Red Poppy at It's a non-profit set up to create a documentary about Neruda, publish his biography, and translate his works into English. To see our blog on Neruda’s literary activism, click on “Journal.”