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Your Laughter - Poem by Pablo Neruda

Take bread away from me, if you wish,
take air away, but
do not take from me your laughter.

Do not take away the rose,
the lance flower that you pluck,
the water that suddenly
bursts forth in joy,
the sudden wave
of silver born in you.

My struggle is harsh and I come back
with eyes tired
at times from having seen
the unchanging earth,
but when your laughter enters
it rises to the sky seeking me
and it opens for me all
the doors of life.

My love, in the darkest
hour your laughter
opens, and if suddenly
you see my blood staining
the stones of the street,
laugh, because your laughter
will be for my hands
like a fresh sword.

Next to the sea in the autumn,
your laughter must raise
its foamy cascade,
and in the spring, love,
I want your laughter like
the flower I was waiting for,
the blue flower, the rose
of my echoing country.

Laugh at the night,
at the day, at the moon,
laugh at the twisted
streets of the island,
laugh at this clumsy
boy who loves you,
but when I open
my eyes and close them,
when my steps go,
when my steps return,
deny me bread, air,
light, spring,
but never your laughter
for I would die.

Comments about Your Laughter by Pablo Neruda

  • Gold Star - 69,382 Points Fabrizio Frosini (11/22/2015 4:51:00 PM)

    in Italian:

    ''Il tuo sorriso''

    Toglimi il pane, se vuoi,
    toglimi l'aria, ma
    non togliermi il tuo sorriso.
    Non togliermi la rosa,
    la lancia che sgrani,
    l'acqua che d'improvviso
    scoppia nella tua gioia,
    la repentina onda
    d'argento che ti nasce.

    Dura è la mia lotta e torno
    con gli occhi stanchi,
    a volte, d'aver visto
    la terra che non cambia,
    ma entrando il tuo sorriso
    sale al cielo cercandomi
    ed apre per me tutte
    le porte della vita.

    Amor mio, nell'ora
    più oscura sgrana
    il tuo sorriso, e se d'improvviso
    vedi che il mio sangue macchia
    le pietre della strada,
    ridi, perché il tuo riso
    sarà per le mie mani
    come una spada fresca.

    Vicino al mare, d'autunno,
    il tuo riso deve innalzare
    la sua cascata di spuma,
    e in primavera, amore,
    voglio il tuo riso come
    il fiore che attendevo,
    il fiore azzurro, la rosa
    della mia patria sonora.

    Riditela della notte,
    del giorno, della luna,
    riditela delle strade
    contorte dell'isola,
    riditela di questo rozzo
    ragazzo che ti ama,
    ma quando apro gli occhi
    e quando li richiudo,
    quando i miei passi vanno,
    quando tornano i miei passi,
    negami il pane, l'aria,
    la luce, la primavera,
    ma il tuo sorriso mai,
    perché io ne morirei. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 14,202 Points Susan Williams (11/17/2015 12:18:00 AM)

    Oh, now this is romance, this is love, this is what makes the world divine and life worth living! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 38,233 Points Rajnish Manga (11/16/2015 11:12:00 PM)

    The poem brings to fore the divine charm of the laughter of a lady love. Her laughter is both a means as well as an end in itself. I would like to quote:
    and it opens for me all / the doors of life /...deny me bread, air / light, spring / but never your laughter / for I would die. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Laughter

  1. 1. Your Laughter , Pablo Neruda
  2. 2. Laughing Song , William Blake
  3. 3. Laughter And Tears Ix , Khalil Gibran
  4. 4. A Child's Laughter , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  5. 5. The Last Laugh , Wilfred Owen
  6. 6. Laughter And Death , Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
  7. 7. Minstrel Man , Langston Hughes
  8. 8. White Shoulders , Carl Sandburg
  9. 9. Old Folks Laugh , Maya Angelou
  10. 10. Beauty And Beauty , Rupert Brooke
  11. 11. The Laughter Of Women , Lisel Mueller
  12. 12. Tears And Laughter , Robert Herrick
  13. 13. Song , William Watson
  14. 14. The Laughing Heart , Charles Bukowski
  15. 15. Butterfly Laughter , Katherine Mansfield
  16. 16. Laughter , Bonnie Ruth Shaulis
  17. 17. Lightly Come Or Lightly Go , James Joyce
  18. 18. Invocation Of Laughter , Velimir Khlebnikov
  19. 19. The Truth Is Laughter 10 , Robin Blaser
  20. 20. Laughter , Edgar Albert Guest
  21. 21. Laughter , Robert William Service
  22. 22. I Know Not How, But As I Count , Robert Louis Stevenson
  23. 23. Laughter , Sophia Borger
  24. 24. From Laughter To Labor , Edgar Albert Guest
  25. 25. Laughter In The Senate , Sidney Lanier
  26. 26. Old Mister Laughter , Edgar Albert Guest
  27. 27. Laughter , Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen
  28. 28. The Demiurge's Laugh , Robert Frost
  29. 29. The Tree Of Laughing Bells , Vachel Lindsay
  30. 30. The Boy Who Laughed At Santa Claus , Ogden Nash
  31. 31. Laughing Rose , William Henry Davies
  32. 32. Laughing Blue Steel , Carl Sandburg
  33. 33. Laughing Corn , Carl Sandburg
  34. 34. Why Did I Laugh Tonight? No Voice Will T.. , John Keats
  35. 35. Why The Jackass Laughs , Banjo Paterson
  36. 36. Lover's Gifts Lviii: Things Throng And L.. , Rabindranath Tagore
  37. 37. Momus, God Of Laughter , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  38. 38. Young Laughters, And My Music! , Augusta Davies Webster
  39. 39. Laughing And Sneering , Henry Lawson
  40. 40. Child Of Europe , Czeslaw Milosz
  41. 41. The Sound Of Laughter , Francis Duggan
  42. 42. - The Sound Of Your Laughter , Ronberge (anno primo)
  43. 43. Blessing The Cornfields , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  44. 44. The Ballad Of The White Horse , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  45. 45. Narrative And Dramatic The Wanderings Of.. , William Butler Yeats
  46. 46. So Says The Boss , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  47. 47. Underneath (9) , Jorie Graham
  48. 48. Dining-Room Tea , Rupert Brooke
  49. 49. A Child's Laughter , Harry J. Couchon Jr
  50. 50. ***absent Friends , Sylvi Sylva
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