Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentines
courtesy of Roger


I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way
than this: where I does not exist nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.

-Pablo Neruda, "Love Sonnet XVII" (excerpt)

(Translation found in the net, the original follows)


Te amo sin saber cómo, ni cuándo, ni de dónde,
te amo directamente sin problemas ni orgullo:
así te amo porque no sé amar de otra manera,
sino así de este modo en que no soy ni eres,
tan cerca que tu mano sobre mi pecho es mía,
tan cerca que se cierran tus ojos con mi sueño.

100 Love Sonnets

24 comments:

  1. Happy Valentine's Day Mar!!
    *throws chocolates and red roses*
    kisses and hugs

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  2. How BEAUTIFUL, Mar!
    And a Very Very Happy Valentines Day to you and Mr. Mar, my dear!

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  3. Very beautiful. Happy Valentine.

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  4. Ah, yes, the one and only Pablo Neruda...

    We wish you lots of yummy things, happiness, love hugs and kisses on Valentines Day :-D

    *bang*

    *opening one more bottle of Dom*

    Cheers for LOOOOVE.

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  5. I understand it better in spanish then in English, lol ! Happy Valentine's day !
    PS I even got a gift today ! For the first time I think since we are married ! I spoke so much about Valentine here on blogs that Mr. Gattino bought me 2 ceramic cats, lol !

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  6. What a beautiful sonnet!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  7. Happy Valentine's Day Mar! What a beautiful sonnet.

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  8. Ooooo... how beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day Mar!

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  9. That's so pretty!

    happy Valentines Day to you and your family.

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  10. What beautiful lyrics. Happy Valentine's day sweet Mar.

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  11. Thank you dear Mar, for your visit and your sweet comment....! I did laugh when you said that I even remembered what we were drinking that night....It was easy because Every Opening I have ever been to at Ankrum Gallery, and in over 28 years or so, I went to a lot of Openings----They ALWAYS served White Wine....LOL! That was the 'convention'.
    You know, one reason those pictures are so fuzzy---They are off the Contact sheet, and NOT a really GOOD print.
    You are so right though, my dear...Children's Hearts are delicate....!
    But I DO Believe in Love, and The POSWER Of Love, too!

    I hope you are having a Happy Valentines Day today, my dear.

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  12. Oh my god! I love this poem, I memorized this for a literatur class when I was still in highschool and I still know it by heart. It's such and incredibly powerful poem. Neruda is definitely one of my all time favorite.

    Michele sent me to you so that you could remind me that there are beautiful things in the world. You've truly made my day.

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  13. Beautiful poem and picture...Happy Valentine's Day!

    Hi, Michele sent me :-)

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  14. That is so beautifully romantic! Ahhh! Happy Valentine's DAy Mar!

    ((()))

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  15. Beautiful poetry Mar!
    Happy Saint Valentin in Barcelone!!!

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  16. Happy Saint Valentin! ;-)
    Gorgeous poem!

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  17. That's beautiful!! Happy Valentines to you Mar!!!

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  18. He's a wonderful poet - such a romantic! Happy Valentine's Day, Mar.

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  19. This is so beautiful~!
    Thanks for sharing this touching article~!
    Happy Valentine's day to you as well!

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  20. Beautiful.

    I hope you had a lovely Valentines day.

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  21. A bit late but I hope you had a great Valentines Day bella !!

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  22. What a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it.
    I hope you had a great Valentines Day. My beloved was sick - but we still had a great day :)

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