Friday, February 13, 2009

To My Valentine...

Happy Valentines Day, "P." I love you.

Love Sonnet LXXXIX

by Pablo Neruda

When I die, I want your hands on my eyes:
I want the light and the wheat of your beloved hands
to pass their freshness over me once more:
I want to feel the softness that changed my destiny.
I want you to live while I wait for you, asleep.
I want your ears still to hear the wind, I want you
to sniff the sea’s aroma that we loved together,
to continue to walk on the sand we walk on.
I want what I love to continue to live,
and you whom I love and sang above everything else
to continue to flourish, full-flowered:
so that you can reach everything my love directs you to,
so that my shadow can travel along in your hair,
so that everything can learn the reason for my song.

1 comment:

Emma Jones said...

oh, pablo neruda... his "100 Love Sonnets" collection is one of my top three books of poetry of all time. such amazing work. love this one! hope you guy are enjoying your Valentine's Day. (-: