Treasure Island

Pablo Neruda

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

Sonnet IX: There where the waves shatter


There where the waves shatter on the restless rocks
the clear light bursts and enacts its rose,
and the sea-circle shrinks to a cluster of buds,
to one drop of blue salt, falling.

O bright magnolia bursting in the foam,
magnetic transient whose death blooms
and vanishes--being, nothingness--forever:
broken salt, dazzling lurch of the sea.

You & I, Love, together we ratify the silence,
while the sea destroys its perpetual statues,
collapses its towers of wild speed and whiteness:

because in the weavings of those invisible fabrics,
galloping water, incessant sand,
we make the only permanent tenderness.

Submitted: Monday, March 22, 2010

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Sonnet IX: There where the waves shatter by Pablo Neruda )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

New Poems

  1. The Best Thing, Gerry Legister
  2. Burn, Your Eyes, Josh Terpening
  3. In a Dark Dark Room on Halloween, Eve Carter
  4. Benefit Of Intellect, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. A Symbol Of Freedom, Joseph T. Renaldi
  6. Keeping Done A Decadence, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  7. Writing Into Existence, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. Reap & Sow, Angela K Brown
  9. Street Culture, Angela K Brown
  10. James Brown, Angela K Brown

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When the hours of Day are numbered,
And the voices of the Night
Wake the better soul, that slumbered,
To a holy, calm delight;

Ere the evening lamps are lighted,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  9. Footsteps of Angels, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]