I got a new edition of pablo neruda's love poems!! I can speak spanish but it's nice to have the translation as well.
I HAVE GONE MARKING
I have gone marking the atlas of your body
with crosses of fire.
My mouth went across: a spider, trying to hide.
In you, behind you, timid, driven by thirst.
Stories to tell you on the shore of evening,
sad and gentle doll, so that you should not be sad.
A swan, a tree, something far away and happy.
The season of grapes, the ripe and fruitful season.
I who lived in the harbour from which I loved you.
The solitude crossed with dream and with silence.
Penned up between the sea and the sadness.
Soundless, delirous, between two motionsless
Between the lips and the voice of something goes dying.
Someting with the wings of a bird, something of
anguish and oblivion.
The way nets cannot hold water.
My toy doll, only a few drops are left trembling.
Even so, something sings in these fugitive words.
Something sings, something climbs to my ravenous
Oh to be able to celebrate you with all the words of
Sing, burn, flee, like a belfry at the hands of a
My sad tenderness, what comes over you all at once?
When I have reached the most awesome and the
my heart closes like a nocturnal flower.
It is my favourite out of the collection. I think it's just stunning.