Friday, January 25, 2008

If You Forget Me

Ivy posted this poem in her blog and I was inspired despite the lack of love life in my existence. Haha! I am sharing this with you all and I hope this inspires you as well.)

If You Forget Me
by Pablo Neruda

I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait
for me.

Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.

If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.

if each day,
each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in
your arms
without leaving mine.


*T* said...


I love this poem!

Madonna read this for the Il Postino official soundtrack. Made me love it even more.


galenlondeien said...

I loved it the first time I read it! Hehe! Yeah, I read that too about Madonna reading it. Too bad I haven't heard that yet. =)