By Pablo Neruda
The Nobel Prize winner 's vintage selection of love poems.Pablo Neruda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, accomplished writing The Captain's Verses in 1952 whereas in exile at the island of Capri—the paradisal atmosphere for the blockbuster movie Il Postino (The Postman). Surrounded by way of sea, solar, and Capri's typical splendors, Neruda addressed those poems to his lover Matilde Urrutia earlier than they have been married, yet did not submit them publicly until eventually 1963. this entire, bilingual assortment has develop into a vintage for love-struck readers round the world—passionately sensuous, and exploding with the entire erotic strength of a new love.
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Junto al agua de inviemo ella y yo levantamos una fogata roja gastandonos los labios de hesamos el alma, echando al fuego todo, quemandonos la vida. Asf llegaste al mundo. Pero ella para verme y para verte un dfa atraves6 los mares y yo para abrazar su pequeiia dntura toda la tierra anduve, con guerras y montanas, con arenas y espinas. Asi llegaste aI mundo. De tantos sitios vienes, del agua y de la tierra, del fuego y de la nieve, de tan lejos caminas hacia nosotros dos, desde el arnor terrible que nos ha encadenado, THE SON Ah son~ do you know, do you know where you come from?
Then in a leap of fire, blood, teeth, with a claw slash I tear away your bosom, your hips. I drink your blood, I break your limbs one by one. And I remain watching for years in the forest over your bones, your ashes, motionless, far from hatred and anger, disarmed in your death, crossed by Hanas, motionless in the rain, relentless sentinel of my murderous love. 49 EL C6NDOR Yo soy el condor, vuelo sobre ti que caminas y de pronto en un ruedo de viento, pluma, garras, te asalto y te levanto en un cid6n silbante de huracanado frio.
Lovely one, my lovely one, your voice, your skin, your nails, lovely one, my lovely one, your being, your light, your shadow, lovely one, all that is mine, lovely one, all that is mine, my aear, when you walk or rest, when you sing or sleep, when you suffer or dream, always, when you are near or far, always, you are mine, my lovely one, always. 35 LA RAMA ROBADA En la noche entraremos a robar lila rama florida. Pasaremos el muro. en las tinieblas del jardm ajeno, dos sombras en la sombra. Ann no se fue el invierno, yel manzmo aparece convertido de pronto en cascada de estrellas olorosas.