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If you forget me

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,
remember
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.
But
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.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Posted: Dec 24
About this poem:
It describes how important love is in our lives. Neruda seems to show the reader that he or she should feed relationship with attention and love.

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Comments (2)

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yes awesome poem thumbs up
southmiami4321online today!
Unquestionable, Pablo Neruda's love poems are pure passion from his heart. Here are some of his quotes that will stir your thoughts of love...
...In one kiss you will know all that I have not said.
...So I wait for you like a lonely house till you will see me again and live in me. Till then my windows ache.
....Love is so short, forgetting is so long.
.....You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming
Thanks for sharing my dear poet. SM
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