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POEM OF THE DAY -- "Drunk as Drunk" by Pablo Neruda

Not much commentary today, except to say that a Pablo Neruda love song is an appropriate poem on Thanksgiving day.
Pablo Nerudas love poems are written from a heart that he strips down to basics, wide open for the world to see.  His love poems are simple and pure, as was his love for his wife Mathilde - simple and pure.
No matter how complicated life is; I try to remember to keep it simple and pure - and that is not easy on a day-to-day basis.  Today is Thanksgiving - there are plenty of reasons to be thankful.
Thanks Pablo Neruda!  Enjoy!
Neruda has published literally hundreds of wonderful volumes, some quite large.  The selection below is a must if you want to start a good fundamental collection of works by this great poet.
Drunk As Drunk  
by Pablo Neruda
Drunk as drunk on turpentine
From your open kisses,
Your wet body wedged
Between my wet body and the strake
Of our boat that is made of flowers,
Feasted, we guide it - our fingers
Like tallows adorned with yellow metal -
Over the sky's hot rim,
The day's last breath in our sails.

Pinned by the sun between solstice
And equinox, drowsy and tangled together
We drifted for months and woke
With the bitter taste of land on our lips,
Eyelids all sticky, and we longed for lime
And the sound of a rope
Lowering a bucket down its well. Then,
We came by night to the Fortunate Isles,
And lay like fish
Under the net of our kisses. 

1 comment:

  1. i love this Poem….!!!
    its is so awesum…….i ws lost in a trance while i ws readin it……
    gr8 wrk !!!!

    source: Love Poems