About the soul

“… You can say anything you want, yes sir, but it’s the words that sing, they soar and descend. I bow to them, I love them, I cling to them, I run them down, I bite into them, I melt them down. I love words so much … The unexpected ones, the ones I wait for greedily or stalk until, suddenly, they drop …They glitter like colored stones, they leap like silver fish, they are foam, thread, metal, dew. I run after certain words. They are so beautiful that I want to fit them all into my poem.

I catch them in mid-flight, as they buzz past, I trap them, clean them, peel them. I set myself in front of the dish. They have a crystalline texture to me, vibrant, ivory, vegetable, oily, like fruit, like algae, like agates, like olives. And then I stir them, I shake them, I drink them, I gulp them down, I mash them, I garnish them, I let them go … I leave them in my poem like stalactites, like slivers of polished wood, like coals, pickings from a shipwreck, gifts from the waves. Everything exists in the word …” ~ Pablo Neruda

… and maybe, a little of this everything exists in the colors of photographs, in the eyes of a stranger and in the flames of burning violins!


10 thoughts on “About the soul”

  1. Philippa Drake said:

    These are wonderful words that cannot fail to inspire.

  2. Amen!

  3. Lovely description of words

  4. Pablo Neruda, the poet of my youth, together with Manuel Bandeira, Victor Jara, Mercedes Soza and MIlton Nascimento.
    I was happy and I didn’t know. Now I experience joy that I never thought possible.

  5. debzywebzy said:

    Neat quote! Pablo Neruda is the man. Thanks for liking my poem “Song of songs”.

  6. … in the flames of burning violins …

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  10. Thanks for dropping by my art blog! Lovely photos – I look forward to looking around in your blog.

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