Thursday, February 14, 2008

Un Canto a Neruda


And it was at that age ... Poetry arrived in search of me. I don't know, I don't know where it came from, from winter or a river. I don't know how or when, no they were not voices, they were not words, nor silence, but from a street I was summoned, from the branches of night, abruptly from the others, among violent fires or returning alone, there I was without a face and it touched me. I did not know what to say, my mouth had no way with names, my eyes were blind, and something started in my soul, fever or forgotten wings, and I made my own way, deciphering that fire, and I wrote the first faint line, faint, without substance, pure nonsense, pure wisdom of someone who knows nothing, and suddenly I saw the heavens unfastened and open, planets, palpitating plantations, shadow perforated, riddled with arrows, fire and flowers, the winding night, the universe. And I, infinitesimal being, drunk with the great starry void, likeness, image of mystery, felt myself a pure part of the abyss, I wheeled with the stars, my heart broke loose on the wind.
Pablo Neruda

and extracts

"beauty is twice beauty
and what is good is doubly good
when it is a matter of two socks
made of wool in winter." From Ode to my Two Socks


chad-roscoe said...

your work is also poetry constanza. xx~

Suzi y los Viajeros said...

Hola Constanza. Cuando aún estaba en Chile, en la tv pude ver una miniserie de la vida de Neruda, llamada "De Neftalí a Pablo" (, con un tratamiento hermoso de los detalles de la vida de Neruda, sobre todo me gustó la historia de su niñez. Hay sitios en la web donde se puede adquirir. Te gustaría. Un saludo. Claudia