Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Morning Reading: "October arrives"

Ode to a Few Yellow Flowers
- Pablo Neruda

Against the blue shaking its blue,
the sea, and against the sea,
a few yellow flowers.

October arrives.

And although
the developed sea is so important,
its myth, mission, yeast,
the gold
of a single yellow plant
explodes on the sand
and your eyes
are tied
to the ground,
escaping from the magnanimous sea
and its whip,

We are dust, we shall become.

Not air, or fire, or water
we shall be
mere earth
and maybe
a few yellow flowers.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love this.
Love Neruda.
Would love to read this in Spanish!

the other L

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