Pablo Neruda

(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral)

I Like For You To Be Still - Poem by Pablo Neruda

i like for you to be still
it is as though you are absent
And you hear me from far away
And my voice does not touch you
it seems as though your eyes had flown away
And it seems that a kiss had sealed your mouth
As all things are filled with my soul
You emerge from the things
Filled with my soul
You are like my soul
A butterfly of dream
And you are like the word: Melancholy

i like for you to be still
And you seem far away
it sounds as though you are lamenting
A butterfly cooing like a dove
And you hear me from far away
And my voice does not reach you
Let me come to be still in your silence
And let me talk to you with your silence
That is bright as a lamp
Simple, as a ring
You are like the night
With its stillness and constellations
Your silence is that of a star
As remote and candid

i like for you to be still
it is as though you are absent
Distant and full of sorrow
So you would've died
One word then, One smile is enough
And i'm happy;
Happy that it's not true


Comments about I Like For You To Be Still by Pablo Neruda

  • Dr.angelo Mathew Panathapuram Dr.angelo Mathew Panathapuram (4/21/2016 1:29:00 AM)

    Neruda communicates honest feelings of love...
    contemplating in silence.
    the silence of night
    silence of the star...
    silence of love so virgin, remote and candid (Report) Reply

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  • Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (2/4/2016 1:57:00 AM)

    Strong feelings of love felt in silence.It encompasses the whole being like the silence of night but shining as a star.
    In the words of the poet- -
    Your silence is that of a star
    As remote and candid. (Report) Reply

  • Gerald Paulsen (10/6/2015 12:31:00 AM)

    I WANT TO POST THS N FACE BOOK (Report) Reply

  • Primrose Tee Primrose Tee (5/5/2014 5:12:00 AM)

    wonderful poem..................... (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani Brian Jani (4/27/2014 5:05:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out  (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 21, 2014



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