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I Like You Calm, As If You Were Absent

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I like you calm, as if you were absent,
and you hear me far-off, and my voice does not touch you.
It seems that your eyelids have taken to flying:
it seems that a kiss has sealed up your mouth.
Since all these things are filled with my spirit,
you come from things, filled with my spirit.
You appear as my soul, as the butterfly’s dreaming,
and you appear as Sadness’s word.
I like you calm, as if you were distant,
you are a moaning, a butterfly’s cooing.
You hear me far-off, my voice does not reach you.
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Brian Jani 27 April 2014
Awesome I like this poem, check mine out 
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Brian Jani 27 April 2014
Awesome I like this poem, check mine out 
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Geetha Jayakumar 24 September 2013
I like you calm As my voice won't touch you Your calm poem is sung by many As if you were absent to see us. But your calm voice is heard by us Our hearts are too beating in calm Lending a ear to hear more from you! Beautiful is the poem from you Dear Poet..loved reading it..
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Eduardo Carcamo 15 August 2012
love this poem very much and is a shame that the true meaning gets lost in translation
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Ozzie Berrois 11 February 2012
Neruda is simple awesome...but much more if read in original Spanish
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