Monday, August 16, 2010

Earthly Delights

I forgot how great it feels to get lost in life's simple pleasures. Something as simple as a long hot shower (while listening to Sparklehorse's "It's a Wonderful Life") can make you feel so good. I feel refreshed, relaxed and at peace with the world. I've been so busy lately, that I am relishing in the fact that I have nothing to do tonight.

So my todo list tonight consists of this: blog, lounge, love poems, eat cake, lounge, sleep. *sigh of contentment*

Here is a poem, by the great Spanish Poet, Pablo Neruda. Thanks Lindsay for turning me on to his work.

"If You Forget Me" - Pablo Neruda

I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.

If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.

if each day,
each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine.


Mandy said...

I <3 Pablo Neruda.