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


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  • (4/12/2019 7:28:00 AM)

    Your silence is that of a star
    As remote and candid.
    Great conceptualization.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/12/2019 6:28:00 AM)

    It is a beautiful poem on soul and silence, love and dream having touching expression and nice penmanship. (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony Brahmin (4/12/2019 6:26:00 AM)

    the great Pablo Neruda.. thank u. tony (Report)Reply

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  • (4/12/2019 5:59:00 AM)

    A sad write of not knowing of waiting for a smile. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/12/2019 2:27:00 AM)

    To be still! ! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Britte Ninad (4/12/2019 1:02:00 AM)

    Let me come to be still in your silence
    And let me talk to you with your silence.../// beautiful lines
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  • Manpreet Singh (4/12/2019 12:28:00 AM)

    This poem is like a still night. (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (4/12/2019 12:16:00 AM)

    One of the best poems by Pablo Neruda........ (Report)Reply

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  • (4/10/2019 2:26:00 AM)

    Can the accompanying video not be robotic?
    It kills the pathos of the poem
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  • (4/3/2019 5:21:00 PM)

    IT IS THE BEST POEM OF THE COMPLETE WORLD (Report)Reply

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  • (11/14/2017 12:38:00 AM)

    I WANT INSTRUCTIONS TO READ POETRY FROM LISTED FILES AND RECORD THEM (Report)Reply

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  • Rogelio Guillermo (10/5/2017 9:39:00 PM)

    this is love like it should be. great love poem (Report)Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (8/29/2017 2:10:00 PM)

    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

    wow, nice poem.
    10++
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • (10/6/2015 12:31:00 AM)

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

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

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

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  • 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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