By Pablo Neruda

The Nobel Prize winner 's vintage choice of love poems.

Pablo Neruda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, complete writing The Captain's Verses in 1952 whereas in exile at the island of Capri―the paradisal atmosphere for the blockbuster movie Il Postino (The Postman). Surrounded by means of sea, sunlight, and Capri's average splendors, Neruda addressed those poems to his lover Matilde Urrutia earlier than they have been married, yet did not put up them publicly until eventually 1963. this entire, bilingual assortment has turn into a vintage for love-struck readers round the world―passionately sensuous, and exploding with all of the erotic strength of a brand new love.

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You will put on out your footwear, yet you are going to develop at the march. you'll want to stroll on thorns leaving little drops of blood. Kiss me back, liked. fresh that gun, comrade. one zero one NO S6LO EL FUEGO Ay si, recuerdo, ay tus ojos cerrados como llenos por dentro de luz negra, todo tu cuerpo como una mano ahierta, como un racimo blanco de l. a. luna. y el extasis, cuando nos mata un rayo, cuando un punal nos hiere en las rakes y nos rompe una luz los angeles cabellera, y cuando vamos de nuevo volviendo a los angeles vida, como si del oceano salieramos, como si del naufragio volvieramos heridos entre las piedras y las algas rajas. Pero hay otros recuerdos, no s6lo flares del incendio sino pequefios hrotes que aparecen de pronto cuando voy en los trenes o en las calles. Teveo lavando mis pafiuelos, colgando en los angeles ventana mis calcerines IOtos, tu figura en que todo, todo el placer como una llamarada cayo sin destruirte, de nuevo, 102 NOT simply the fireplace Ah sure, I bear in mind ah your closed eyes I as though stuffed from inside of with black gentle, all your physique like an open hand, like a white cluster from the moon, and the ecstacy, whilst a lightningbolt kills us, whilst a dagger wounds us within the roots, and a gentle moves our hair, and while back we progressively go back to existence, as though we emerged from the sea, as though from the shipwreck we again wounded one of the stones and the pink seaweed. yet there are different stories, not just plants from the hearth yet little sprouts that by surprise seem while i'm going on trains or within the streets. I see you washing my handkerchiefs, placing on the window my tired socks, your determine on which every thing, all excitement like a flare-up, fell with no destroying you, back, 103 mujercita de cada db, de nuevo ser humano, humildemente humano, soberbiamente pobre, como tienes que seI para que seas no l. a. d. pida rosa que Ja ceniza del arnor deshace sino toda 1a vida, toda los angeles vida con jab6n y agujas, con e1 aroma que amo de los angeles cocina que tal vez no tendremos y en que tu mano entre las papas fritas y tu boca cantando en inviemo mientras llega e1 asado sedan para mi l. a. permanencia de 1a felicidad sobre]a tierra. Ay vida mfa, no s6lo el fuego entre nosotros arde sino toda l. a. vida, l. a. basic historia, e1 uncomplicated arnor de una mujer y un hombre parecidos a todos. 104 little spouse of each day, back a h Ulllan being, humbly human, proudly bad, as you need to be on the way to be now not the quick rose that love's ash dissolves yet all of existence, all of lifestyles with cleaning soap and needles, with the odor that i admire of the kitchen that maybe we will now not have and during which your hand one of the fried potatoes and your mouth making a song within the wintry weather till the roast arrives will be for me the permanence of happiness on the earth. Ah my lifestyles, it's not in basic terms the fireplace that burns among us yet all of existence, the straightforward tale, the straightforward love of a lady and a guy like every body. one hundred and five LA MUERTA Si de pronto no existes, si de pronto no vives. yo seguire viviendo. No me atrevo, no me atrevo a eseribirlo. si te mueres. Yo seguire viviendo.

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