Friday, February 26, 2010

I Remember

"I remember you as you were in the last autumn.

You were the grey beret and the still heart.

In your eyes the flames of the twilight fought on.

And the leaves fell in the water of your soul.

Clasping my arms like a climbing plant

the leaves garnered your voice,

that was slow and at peace.

Bonfire of awe in which my thirst was burning.

Sweet blue hyacinth twisted over my soul.

I feel your eyes travelling, and the autumn is far off:

grey beret, voice of a bird, heart like a house towards which

my deep longings migrated and my kisses fell,

happy as embers.

Sky from a ship.

Field from the hills:

Your memory is made of light, of smoke, of a still pond!

Beyond your eyes, farther on, the evenings were blazing.

Dry autumn leaves revolved in your soul."

-Pablo Neruda

"I Remember You as You Were"


menehune said...

Wonderful way to begin a morning with Neruda's words, one of my favorites. Mahalo, m

Marie S said...

Beautiful words.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Marta said...

Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.

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