Monday, 31 October 2011

Don't Go Far Off- Pablo Neruda

So I'm a bit late this morning but  i really want post something from this talented and highly acclaimed guy called Pablo Neruda. He is from South America, Chile I think. When he was alive he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature and is Number 2 in top 500 poets. What I love about his work is that its very passionate, if he loved you, in a poem that is, he loooooveeed you! Another thing is he wrote all his poems in green ink, which happens to be my favorite color. It was his color of hope

Don't Go Far Off

Don't go far off, not even for a day, because --                                              
because -- I don't know how to say it: a day is long
and I will be waiting for you, as in an empty station
when the trains are parked off somewhere else, asleep.

Don't leave me, even for an hour, because
then the little drops of anguish will all run together,
the smoke that roams looking for a home will drift
into me, choking my lost heart.

Oh, may your silhouette never dissolve on the beach;
may your eyelids never flutter into the empty distance.
Don't leave me for a second, my dearest,

because in that moment you'll have gone so far
I'll wander mazily over all the earth, asking,
Will you come back? Will you leave me here, dying?

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