Monday, May 16, 2016

Read All The Poems

I have poetry books by several different authors -- Pablo Neruda, John O'Donohue, Rumi, Kahlil Gibran -- neatly piled on my bedside table. Now that The Project is finished, I shall enjoy reading for pleasure. Ideally, every night.

Yesterday evening was Pablo Neruda. How eloquently he captures the fire of love.

Aspero amor, violeta coronada de espinas,
matorral entre tantas pasiones erizado,
lanza de los dolores, corola de la cólera,
por qué caminos y cómo te dirigiste a mi alma?

          O harsh love, violet crowned with thorns,
          prickly thicket between so many passions,
          painful spear, corolla of rage,
          what roads and means brought you to my soul?

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