I am working on a couple of posts now that I want to spend some time and effort on, instead of just going stream of consciousness as I usually do, which the resulting product is often run-on sentences and poorly thought out philosophies that don’t fully express the point that I am trying to get across to my readers in that particular post, but I want to keep up the post because they say you should, so here is a post for today.
I would like to share one of my favorite poems and a good music video/song. The poem is titled “If You Forget Me”, and it is written by Pablo Neruda. The poem has been translated from Spanish to English. The music video is “Mississippi Isabel” by King Charles. Enjoy, my friends.
If You Forget Me
I want you to know
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
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.
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,
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.
I think this song is pretty cool also.