Clenched Soul

We have lost even this twilight.
No one saw us this evening hand in hand

while the blue night dropped on the world.

I have seen from my window
the fiesta of sunset in the distant mountain tops.

Sometimes a piece of sun
burned like a coin in my hand.

I remembered you with my soul clenched
in that sadness of mine that you know.

Where were you then?
Who else was there?
Saying what?
Why will the whole of love come on me suddenly
when I am sad and feel you are far away?

The book fell that always closed at twilight
and my blue sweater rolled like a hurt dog at my feet.

Always, always you recede through the evenings
toward the twilight erasing statues.


~Pablo Neruda


budibadabadu said...

Puedo escribir los versos más tristes esta noche. Escribir, por ejemplo : 'La noche está estrellada, y tiritan, azules, los astros, a lo lejos'.

Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, 'The night is shattered, and the blue stars shiver in the distance.'

my fave. neruda rocks!

budibadabadu said...


the writer said... are you? i g0uess your blog have missed you.. :)) Welcome back..

devishanty said...

love it. jadi pengen posting my fav line from neruda juga ah.. hehe

ijonk said...

bu kata temen gw, dia buat karya juga yang untuk kamerad che guevara.. gw cari ga dapet2.. ada info bu.. thanks.. ato yg lain ada tau..kesian gw dong..

kuyazr said...

eh mirip emily bronte ya?...hehhee...udah liat email terakhir?..seru yak?..kita pun hanyalah seonggok daging pun...

the writer said...

iya seonggok daging yang menjijikkan ternyata ya..Astagfirulloh...makanya jasi manusia gk bisa sombong ya... buat iyonk, sorry gua bukan fans berat neruda, tapi kebetulan puisi ini cucok..he he ..