Something that makes me smile :)

4 Jan

 

Love Sonnet XVII by Pablo Neruda
I do not love you as if you were a salt rose, or topaz
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul. 

I love you as the plant that never blooms

but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;

thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
So I love you because I know no other way

than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.

This image and poem always guarantees to bring a smile to my face.  So simple, so beautiful.
( Image: Lions Head to Head, Masai Mara 2008, Nick Brandt -taken from A Shadow Falls 2009)
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2 Responses to “Something that makes me smile :)”

  1. Alex L. January 13, 2011 at 3:53 am #

    Married Love

    You and I
    Have so much love
    That it
    Burns like a fire,
    In which we bake a lump of clay
    Molded into a figure of you
    And a figure of me.
    Then we take both of them,
    And break them into pieces,
    And mix the pieces with water,
    And mold again a figure of you,
    And a figure of me.
    I am in your clay.
    You are in my clay.
    In life we share a single quilt.
    In death we will share one bed.

    Kuan Tao-Sheng
    (1262-1319)

  2. Miss K January 15, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

    What a beautiful poem!It also quite well reflects the emotion of the photograph. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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