Friday, May 18, 2007

parting words

shadows on stone

This means we have barely
disembarked into life,
that we’ve only just now been born,
let’s not fill our mouths
with so many uncertain names,
with so many sad labels,
with so many pompous letters,
with so much yours and mine,
with so much signing of papers.

I intend to confuse things,
to unite them, make them new-born,
intermingle them, undress them,
until the light of the world
has the unity of the ocean,
a generous wholeness,
a fragrance alive and crackling.

~Pablo Neruda
(sorry -- forget the translator)

Lolabola's getting married, and she's looking for readings -- you can submit yours over at Chipompompom.

1 comment:

anniemcq said...

I think you've nailed it. This is beautiful, and perfect.

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