Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Pablo Neruda #1: 20 Love Poems

Every day for the next 20 days leading to Valentine's Day, I will be sharing bits of Pablo Neruda's TWENTY LOVE POEMS (VEINTE POEMAS DE AMOR).

Here's the 1st counting down to the celebration of ♥...

XIV. EVERY DAY YOU PLAY

My words rained over you, stroking you.
A long time I have loved the sunned mother-of-pearl of your body.
I go so far as to think that you own the universe.
I will bring you happy flowers from the mountains, bluebells, dark hazels, and rustic baskets of kisses.

I want
to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.

Mi palabras llovieron sobre ti acariciándote.
Amé desde hace tiempo tu cuerpo de nácar soleado.
Hasta te creo dueña del universo.
Te traeré de las montañas flores alegres, copihues, avellanas oscuras, y cestas silvestres de besos.


Quero hacer contigo
lo que la primavera hace con los cerezos.