Monday, May 13, 2013


I've loved Neruda for a very long time. Sometimes I read his poems and I fall in love with them. I was watching this movie called 'Saheb, Biwi aur gangster returns" and this woman Mahie Gill plays the Biwi (wife) of a political leader who used to be a king. She's an alcoholic and clearly disturbed. Once in a drunken stupor she says to Irrfan Khan playing the gangster,"Why do I always find men? why not poets?"

I was thinking about the movie and was reminded of Neruda so I searched for him and found this poem. It's beautiful like most things he writes are...

By Pablo Neruda

I have scarcely left you
When you go in me, crystalline,
Or trembling,
Or uneasy, wounded by me
Or overwhelmed with love, as
when your eyes
Close upon the gift of life
That without cease I give you.

My love,
We have found each other
Thirsty and we have
Drunk up all the water and the
We found each other
And we bit each other
As fire bites,
Leaving wounds in us.

But wait for me,
Keep for me your sweetness.
I will give you too
A rose.

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