Friday, May 22, 2015

Retro Noir

My eyes went away from me
Following a dark girl who went by.

She was made of black mother of pearl
Made of dark purple grapes,
And she lashed my blood
With her tail of fire.

After them all I go.

A pale blonde went by
Like a golden plant
Swaying her gifts.
And my mouth went
Like a wave
Discharging on her breast
Lightning bolts of blood.

After them all I go.

But to you, without my moving,
Without seeing you, distant you,
Go my blood and my kisses,
My dark one and my fair one,
My broad one and my slender one,
My ugly one, my beauty,
Made of all the gold
And of all the silver,
Made of all the wheat
And of all the earth,
Made of all the water
Of sea waves,
Made for my arms
Made for my kisses,
Made for my soul.
Pablo Neruda, "The Fickle One"

1 comment:

  1. Oh man. What a fantastic poem!

    it reminds me of a retreat that I was recently invited to.
    "The Two Mary's: Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Christ"

    Sounds interesting. Wanna go, FJ?. ;-)