XLIV | Pablo Neruda

A poetry favorite...

You must know that I do not love and that I love you,

because everything alive has its two sides;

a word is one wing of the silence,

fire has its cold half.


I love you in order to begin to love you,

to start infinity again

and never to stop loving you:

that's why I do not love you yet.


I love you, and I do not love you, as if I held

keys in my hand: to a future of joy -

a wretched, muddled fate - 


My love has two lives, in order to love you:

that's why I love you when I do not love you,

and also why I love you when I do. 


Pablo Neruda (Translated by Stephen Tapscott)

2013 © Marisol Izaguirre

2013 © Marisol Izaguirre

Enjoy the brand new week friends.