Pablo Neruda

(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral)

I Remember You As You Were - Poem by Pablo Neruda

I remember you as you were in the last autumn.
You were the grey beret and the still heart.
In your eyes the flames of the twilight fought on.
And the leaves fell in the water of your soul.

Clasping my arms like a climbing plant
the leaves garnered your voice, that was slow and at peace.
Bonfire of awe in which my thirst was burning.
Sweet blue hyacinth twisted over my soul.

I feel your eyes traveling, and the autumn is far off:
Grey beret, voice of a bird, heart like a house
Towards which my deep longings migrated
And my kisses fell, happy as embers.

Sky from a ship. Field from the hills:
Your memory is made of light, of smoke, of a still pond!
Beyond your eyes, farther on, the evenings were blazing.
Dry autumn leaves revolved in your soul.


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  • (11/22/2018 4:20:00 AM)

    Extraordinary. Excellent. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/20/2018 10:23:00 PM)

    I find that the recitations of poems must be done by a robot identity....the fluidity and rhythm of language that have been earned from the poet's creative spirit have been completely abused. Surely, you have the opportunity to find recitaters who reflect some linguistic and humanitarian talent to orally reproduce good poetry! (Report)Reply

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  • (6/1/2015 11:14:00 AM)

    'Beyond your eyes, farther on, the evenings were blazing' reminds me a line of poem of Rabindranath Tagore which reads somewhat like this 'in the fiery evening I saw my doom in your eyes' (Report)Reply

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  • (2/22/2015 8:48:00 PM)

    Breath taking ♡♡ (Report)Reply

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  • Brian Jani (4/27/2014 5:11:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out  (Report)Reply

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  • Brian Jani (4/27/2014 5:07:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out  (Report)Reply

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  • Shreya Ganguly (12/19/2012 9:30:00 AM)

    another masterpiece... (Report)Reply

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  • (11/12/2010 6:01:00 AM)

    Memories Of An Autumn Leaf

    aged flesh memories of an autumn leaf
    that fell before the approach of autumn


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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 22, 2010



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