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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:18 AM
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The RetroLounge Daily Poem Thread (Sat 3/15/2008)
You Would Come

You have not made me suffer,
merely wait.

Those tangled
hours, filled
with serpents,
when
my heart stopped and I stifled,
you would come along,
you would come naked and scratched,
bleeding, you would reach my bed,
my bride,
and then
all night we walked
sleeping
and when we woke up
you were intact and new,
as if the dark wind of dreams
had newly given
fire to your tresses
and in wheat and silver had submerged
your body and left it dazzling.

I did not suffer, my love,
I was only waiting for you.
You had to change heart
and vision
after having touched the deep
sea zone that my breast gave to you.
You had to leave the water
pure as a drop raised
by a night wave.

My bride, you had
to die and be born. I was waiting for you.
I did not suffer looking for you,
I knew that you would come,
a new woman with what I adore
out of the one that I did not adore,
with your eyes, your hands, and your mouth
but with another heart,
who was beside me at dawn
as if she had always been there
to go on with me forever.

Pablo Neruda

************************

:hi:

RL
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:20 AM
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1. ...
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:23 AM
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2. ...
:hug:

RL
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:38 AM
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3. neruda -- i can just hear a flamenco playing
in the background -- mmmmm
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:06 PM
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4. Tango with me?
:hi:

RL
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:32 PM
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5. you don't even
have to ask. ;-)
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:54 PM
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6. hee
I knew that...



:hi:

RL
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:56 PM
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7. Niiiiice.
How great is Neruda.
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