Pablo Neruda

(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral / Chile)

‘march Days Return With Their Covert Light’ - Poem by Pablo Neruda

March days return with their covert light,
and huge fish swim through the sky,
vague earthly vapours progress in secret,
things slip to silence one by one.
Through fortuity, at this crisis of errant skies,
you reunite the lives of the sea to that of fire,
grey lurchings of the ship of winter
to the form that love carved in the guitar.
O love, O rose soaked by mermaids and spume,
dancing flame that climbs the invisible stairway,
to waken the blood in insomnia’s labyrinth,
so that the waves can complete themselves in the sky,
the sea forget its cargoes and rages,
and the world fall into darkness’s nets.


Comments about ‘march Days Return With Their Covert Light’ by Pablo Neruda

  • Rookie - 37 Points Colleen Courtney (6/7/2014 4:12:00 AM)

    Love all the references to the sign of Pisces throughout this amazing poem! (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,681 Points Herbert Guitang (4/27/2014 11:45:00 AM)

    So abysmal kind of poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 102 Points Brian Jani (4/27/2014 2:18:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 14,297 Points * Sunprincess * (4/26/2014 6:00:00 PM)

    , , , , , , , , an amazing write....love the imagery of the sky in march....truly enjoyed... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Usha Ramani (3/7/2014 3:45:00 AM)

    'insomnia's labyrinth': Wow just wow! ! Just one catch phrase makes the whole poem a piece of jewel. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 22, 2010



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