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The Wide Ocean - Poem by Pablo Neruda

Ocean, if you were to give, a measure, a ferment, a fruit
of your gifts and destructions, into my hand,
I would choose your far-off repose, your contour of steel,
your vigilant spaces of air and darkness,
and the power of your white tongue,
that shatters and overthrows columns,
breaking them down to your proper purity.

Not the final breaker, heavy with brine,
that thunders onshore, and creates
the silence of sand, that encircles the world,
but the inner spaces of force,
the naked power of the waters,
the immoveable solitude, brimming with lives.
It is Time perhaps, or the vessel filled
with all motion, pure Oneness,
that death cannot touch, the visceral green
of consuming totality.

Only a salt kiss remains of the drowned arm,
that lifts a spray: a humid scent,
of the damp flower, is left,
from the bodies of men. Your energies
form, in a trickle that is not spent,
form, in retreat into silence.

The falling wave,
arch of identity, shattering feathers,
is only spume when it clears,
and returns to its source, unconsumed.

Your whole force heads for its origin.
The husks that your load threshes,
are only the crushed, plundered, deliveries,
that your act of abundance expelled,
all those that take life from your branches.

Your form extends beyond breakers,
vibrant, and rhythmic, like the chest, cloaking
a single being, and its breathings,
that lift into the content of light,
plains raised above waves,
forming the naked surface of earth.
You fill your true self with your substance.
You overflow curve with silence.

The vessel trembles with your salt and sweetness,
the universal cavern of waters,
and nothing is lost from you, as it is
from the desolate crater, or the bay of a hill,
those empty heights, signs, scars,
guarding the wounded air.

Your petals throbbing against the Earth,
trembling your submarine harvests,
your menace thickening the smooth swell,
with pulsations and swarming of schools,
and only the thread of the net raises
the dead lightning of fish-scale,
one wounded millimetre, in the space
of your crystal completeness.


Comments about The Wide Ocean by Pablo Neruda

  • Rookie - 30 Points Barron Pilgrim The Ocean Poet (4/2/2016 9:34:00 AM)

    THE OCEAN is where we feel our soul and nature are together. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 30 Points Barron Pilgrim The Ocean Poet (4/2/2016 9:32:00 AM)

    BARRON PILGRIM IS THE LICENSED OCEAN POET. has written several books of poetry of the ocean. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,829 Points Kenneth Maswabi (4/14/2015 7:47:00 AM)

    I really enjoyed this piece of art.I am inspired and filled with poetic goose bumps. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Ocean

  1. 1. The Wide Ocean , Pablo Neruda
  2. 2. An Ocean Within (A Poem For My Father, P.. , Sameer Ahmed
  3. 3. The Stars Go Over The Lonely Ocean , Robinson Jeffers
  4. 4. Had Ocean Been My Confidant , Naseer Ahmed Nasir
  5. 5. As I Ebb'D With The Ocean Of Life , Walt Whitman
  6. 6. July Fourth By The Ocean , Robinson Jeffers
  7. 7. The Old Women Of The Ocean , Pablo Neruda
  8. 8. Out Of The Rolling Ocean, The Crowd , Walt Whitman
  9. 9. *i'M Your Blue Ocean , Marieta Maglas
  10. 10. Sorrowful Ocean , Hasmukh Amathalal
  11. 11. Ocean Of Forms , Rabindranath Tagore
  12. 12. The Ocean , Victoria Hughes
  13. 13. Sonnet I: Unto The Boundless Ocean , Samuel Daniel
  14. 14. Ocean Poem , Claire Page
  15. 15. *far Away On Ocean Dreams... , Vaibhav Pandey
  16. 16. As In The Globe Embraced By Ocean , Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev
  17. 17. I'M The Ocean, You'Re The Sky , .Pd. is here
  18. 18. The Ocean , Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
  19. 19. *ocean Revery , Ben Gieske
  20. 20. ' ' ' ' ' Stealing An Ocean , Dónall Dempsey
  21. 21. Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish. , Edward Young
  22. 22. Blue Like The Ocean , Ency Bearis
  23. 23. Beneath The Ocean , Dee Daffodil
  24. 24. (g) 3 (Biographical) The Ocean Paradox , Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil ..
  25. 25. A Sailor Return To An Ocean , Ahmad Shiddiqi
  26. 26. The Ocean Said To Me Once, , Stephen Crane
  27. 27. Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish.* , Edward Young
  28. 28. She Wore Watercolors Into The Ocean , s./j. goldner
  29. 29. To Cruel Ocean , Victor Marie Hugo
  30. 30. Ocean Breakers , Lonnie Hicks
  31. 31. An Ocean Of Love , Lovelyn Layon
  32. 32. ! ! Ocean Of Verse Part I! , Rema Prasanaa
  33. 33. The Ocean , Felicia Dorothea Hemans
  34. 34. *ocean* , swagathnath rajeswari
  35. 35. ! ! Ocean Of Verse Part Ii! , Rema Prasanaa
  36. 36. Sonnet To Ocean , Thomas Hood
  37. 37. Pearl Of The Ocean , Aldo Kraas
  38. 38. Your Like A Ocean , clayton moore
  39. 39. The Ocean , Aly Churchill
  40. 40. Gangetic Dolphin Goes To The Ocean , Harun Al Nasif
  41. 41. The Mistic Ocean , John Kim
  42. 42. A Short Poem Written At The Moment When .. , Du Fu
  43. 43. It's Like Shooting Fish In A Barrel Call.. , Joe Rosochacki
  44. 44. *ocean Waves On Ocean Rocks In Ocean Air , Kale Beaudry
  45. 45. ! ! ! Mother - Ocean Of Love , Rema Prasanaa
  46. 46. Ocean Is As One With The World , Izabelle Sheridan
  47. 47. An Ocean Apart , Tango Tango
  48. 48. Our Love Is Deeper Than The Ocean...(Hum.. , elysabeth faslund
  49. 49. Your Mind's Ocean , Allen Steble
  50. 50. Ode To The Ocean , Aditya Mudbhary
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