Friday, January 27, 2017

Pablo Neruda #4: 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 4th counting down to the celebration of ♥...

VII. LEANING INTO THE AFTERNOONS

Leaning into the afternoons I fling my sad nets
to the sea that beats on your marine eyes.


The birds of night peck at the first stars
that flash like my soul when I love you.

Inclinado en las tardes echo mis tristes redes
e ese mar que sacude tus ojos oceánicos.


Los pájaros nocturnos picotean las primeras estrellas
que centellean como mi alma cuando te amo.