By Pablo Neruda
A translation of Pablo Neruda’s early collections of odes, this publication good points poems which are addressed to pray and to gloom, to numbers and to the atom, to blue plants and to artichokes. Reflecting the lucent, candid power using Neruda’s fascinating money owed, those poems have fun issues substantial and the small: even lamentations turn into commemorations. Compassionately amused one second then sobered through injustice and supportive of resistance the subsequent, this bilingual compilation will attract lovers of 1 of the 20 th century’s preferred poets.
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And demise opened up in these parallel waves, achieving the mummy asleep together with her baby, the fisherman on the river and the fishes, the baker and the loaves, the engineer and his constructions, every little thing used to be acidic dirt, murderer air. Like a lung town collapsed, in its farthest alveoles it fell, all of sudden overthrown and corrupt, the boys there without warning leprous in order that as they reached for the fingers in their sons these little fingers got here off of their personal. And so it was once, blinding spark, rabid mild, that they drew you out out of your shelter within the mystery mantle of stone te sacaron, chispa enceguecedora, luz rabiosa, a destruir las vidas, a perseguir lejanas existencias, bajo el mar, en el aire, en las arenas, en el último recodo de los puertos, a borrar las semillas, a asesinar los gérmenes, a impedir los angeles corola, te destinaron, átomo, a dejar arrasadas las naciones, a convertir el amor en negra pústula, a quemar amontonados corazones y aniquilar l. a. sangre. Oh chispa loca, vuelve a tu mortaja, entiérrate en tus mantos minerales, vuelve a ser piedra ciega, desoye a los bandidos, colabora tú, con l. a. vida, con l. a. agricultura, suplanta los motores, eleva l. a. energía, fecunda los planetas. Ya no tienes secreto, camina entre los hombres the place the hearth slept— to spoil lives, to pursue creatures distant underneath the ocean, within the air, at the deserts, within the crooks of the farthest ports, to erase seeds, annihilate spores and block corollas, they special you, Atom, to point international locations and convert love right into a black pustule, to incinerate the heaped-up hearts and obliterate their blood. Oh lunatic spark, return for your shroud, bury your self on your mineral gowns, go back to being blind stone, deafen your self to such criminals; contain your self, convinced, yet with lifestyles, with agriculture, substitute engines, bring up our strength and vitalize the planets. you don't have any mystery and will stroll between males sin máscara apresurando el paso y extendiendo los pasos de los frutos, separando montañas, enderezando ríos, fecundando, átomo, desbordada copa cósmica, vuelve a los angeles paz del racimo, a los angeles velocidad de l. a. alegría, vuelve al recinto de los angeles naturaleza, ponte a nuestro servicio, y en vez de las cenizas mortales de tu máscara, en vez de los infiernos desatados de tu cólera, en vez de los angeles amenaza de tu bad claridad, entréganos tu sobrecogedora rebeldía para los cereales, tu magnetismo desencadenado para fundar l. a. paz entre los hombres, y así no será infierno tu luz deslumbradora, sino felicidad, matutina esperanza, contribución terrestre. with no mascarade, rushing your growth and increasing the seasons for end result, cleaving mountains, straightening out rivers, fertilizing and overflowing the cosmic cup, Atom, go back to the tranquility of the cluster and the rate of pleasure, go back to the confines of nature, and positioned your self at our carrier, and rather than the deadly ashes of your masks, rather than the unleashed infernos of your wrath, rather than the threat of your negative brilliance, give up to us your mind-blowing defiance that it may well elevate the harvests, your unbound magnetism to set up peace between males, after which the dazzle of your mild could be no longer hell, yet happiness, wish for sunrise, a mundane charity.