If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda

I want you to know
one thing.You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.

If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
remember
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.

But
if each day,
each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine

Source Photo: @ People Tribe.net
 The poem basically is saying, if you are meant to be together; then you will always find your way to come back.
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4 Comments

  1. I love Pablo Neruda! Beautiful photo to go with it!

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    1. Your welcome and yes, Pablo Neruda is one of my favorite Poets.
      By the way, thanks for the following. 😉

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  2. love this poem. There is such tenderness and at the same time strength in this poem. Ah, Pablo Neruda…

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    1. Such a great poem. Pablo Neruda one of my best poets..

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