May 5, 2010

In My Sky At Twilight

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--Description: Neruda P., 20th C, Adoration, Love--


In my sky at twilight you are like a cloud
and your form and colour are the way I love them.
You are mine, mine, woman with sweet lips
and in your life my infinite dreams live.

The lamp of my soul dyes your feet,
the sour wine is sweeter on your lips,
oh reaper of my evening song,
how solitary dreams believe you to be mine!

You are mine, mine, I go shouting it to the afternoon's
wind, and the wind hauls on my widowed voice.
Huntress of the depth of my eyes, your plunder
stills your nocturnal regard as though it were water.

You are taken in the net of my music, my love,
and my nets of music are wide as the sky.
My soul is born on the shore of your eyes of mourning.
In your eyes of mourning the land of dreams begin.


Pablo Neruda

--Did You Know: July 12, 1904 – September 23, 1973) Ricardo Eliezer Neftalí Reyes y Basoalto was born in Parral, a city in Linares Province in the Maule Region, some 350 km south of Santiago. His father, José del Carmen Reyes Morales, was a railway employee; his mother, Rosa Basoalto, was a school teacher who died two months after he was born. Neruda and his father soon moved to Temuco, where his father married Trinidad Candia Marverde, a woman with whom he had had a child nine years earlier, a boy named Rodolfo. Neruda also grew up with his half-sister Laura, one of his father's children by another woman. The young Neruda was christened "Neftalí", his late mother's middle name. His father was opposed to Neruda's interest in writing and literature, but Neruda received encouragement from others, including future Nobel Prize winner Gabriela Mistral,Neruda's pen name was derived from Czech writer and poet Jan Neruda; Pablo is thought to be from Paul Verlaine. With his works translated into many languages, Pablo Neruda is considered one of the greatest and most influential poets of the 20th century. Read more at: Pablo Neruda

--Word of the Day: jnana \juh-NAH-nuh\, noun:
Absolute knowledge acquired through meditation and study as a means of reaching (in Hinduism) Brahman; (in Buddhism) a state of awareness independent of conceptual thought.
Example:
In the world there are too many fools passing as devoted to God for want of the strength of jnana, knowledge, and buddhi, reason.
-Ranganathananda (Swami.), Elva Linnéa Nelson, Human being in depth: a scientific approach to religion

--Quote of the Day: This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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1 comments:

Neftali on June 4, 2010 at 12:07 AM said...

Pablo truly is sublime. For the bestselling book of Neruda's poetry, a vivid documentary, and more, check out www.redpoppy.net/pablo_neruda.php

Paz,
Veronica

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