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Friday, March 21, 2014

I Like For You To Be Still

Rating: 4.6
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
Pablo Neruda
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COMMENTS
Shaun Cronick 29 May 2020
A stand alone love poem lovingly written with no words wasted in its depiction of love wrapped softly up in a dreamlike quality. Pablo Neruda is unique and so sadly missed. He is heaven's gain.
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Tamara Beryl Latham 12 April 2020
You've captured what defines your love in poetic verse. Congratulations and thank you for posting. : -)
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Savita Tyagi 12 April 2020
In silence love reverberates. A poem so meditative and unique.
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Dr Antony Theodore 12 April 2020
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. Great poem of Neruda.
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Rocky 12 April 2020
Pablo is my favorite poet 1! ! Seems he writing about my thoughts and dreams
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Mahtab Bangalee 12 April 2020
the love is powerful in the stillness of beloved the love is strongest feelings in the silent activation of beloved the love is ecstatic movement in the quiet companionship of beloved the love is enjoyable caravan of time in the calm smiling of beloved
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Dominic Windram 12 April 2020
Beautiflly realised romantic poem courtesy of the great Pablo Neruda.
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Becca Garr 04 November 2019
Beautiful words, such talent
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Ratnakar Mandlik 12 April 2019
Your silence is that of a star As remote and candid. Great conceptualization.
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