Thursday, May 13, 2010

Chilean poet Pablo Neruda: Learn Something

For homework my teacher advised me to do an Abstract on how society views remembrance, and analyze and justify Nerudas intepretation on Remembrance by reading his poem "I Remember You As You Were".

"Not only did he have the passion and wisdom to write but also for politics. He was appointed as the Chilean consul in Rangood in 1927. He was a communist and worked to forward his ideals through both government and poetry." -E.L.

I Remember You As You Were

I remember you as you were in the last autumn.
You were the grey beret and the still heart.
In your eyes the flames of the twilight fought on.
And the leaves fell in the water of your soul.

Clasping my arms like a climbing plant
the leaves garnered your voice, that was slow and at peace.
Bonfire of awe in which my thirst was burning.
Sweet blue hyacinth twisted over my soul.

I feel your eyes traveling, and the autumn is far off:
grey beret, voice of a bird, heart like a house
towards which my deep longings migrated
and my kisses fell, happy as embers.

Sky from a ship. Field from the hills:
Your memory is made of light, of smoke, of a still pond!
Beyond your eyes, farther on, the evenings were blazing.
Dry autumn leaves revolved in your soul.

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