Saturday, April 10, 2010

awake

I want
to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.
–Pablo Neruda, “Twenty Love Poems: XIV”

I want
to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.

I want
to do with you what the soprano does with a melody.

I want
to do with you what light does with water.

I want
to do with you what time does with wine.

I want
to do with you what the explorer does with a map.

I want
to do with you what voltage does with light bulbs.

I want
to do with you what wind does with a rock face.

I want
to do with you what a camera does with a landscape.

I want
to do with you what a cat does with a purr.

I want
to do with you what your eyes do with my stomach.

I want
to do with you what the spring does with the cherry trees.

2 comments:

Victory Regained said...

That was beautiful. My favorite line is the one with voltage and a light bulb. I'm an electrician and I love to make my girl radiate!

Gray said...

holy hell a post! :)

Love Pablo Neruda.. *sighs* beautiful