When I came for you
I was not searching.
Wild and beautiful your
lids heavy with desire
I sipped Santiago raindrops
from your tongue  and
salt-rose tears fell from
my eyes.
At the hour of  departure my heart
became a dying bird with
wings unfastened and open.
”unfastened and open” from Pablo Neruda’s poem “A Night On the Island”
A Night on the Island
by Pablo Neruda
I have slept with you
and on waking, your mouth,
come from your dream,
gave me the taste of earth,
of sea water, of seaweed,
of the depths of your life,
and I received your kiss
moistened by the dawn
as if it came to me
from the sea that surrounds us.

38 thoughts on “For Pablo

  1. Egads!
    Beauty abounds here.
    I adore Pablo Neruda’s work, and you introduced us. Thank you!
    In this particular instance, your poem is every bit as wonderfully special as his poem.
    You are in his league, dear Holly, and he is in yours!


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