I’d like you when you are quiet by #neruda

Pablo Neruda – I Like When You Are Quiet (Voice by Papillon)

I like for you to be still: it is as though you were absent,
and you hear me from far away and my voice does not touch you.
It seems as though your eyes had flown away
and it seems that a kiss had sealed your mouth.

As all things are filled with my soul
you emerge from the things, filled with my soul.
You are like my soul, a butterfly of dream,
and you are like the word Melancholy.

I like for you to be still, and you seem far away.
It sounds as though you were lamenting, a butterfly cooing like a dove.
And you hear me from far away, and my voice does not reach you:
Let me come to be still in your silence.

And let me talk to you with your silence
that is bright as a lamp, simple as a ring.
You are like the night, with its stillness and constellations.
Your silence is that of a star, as remote and candid.

I like for you to be still: it is as though you were absent,
distant and full of sorrow as though you had died.
One word then, one smile, is enough.
And I am happy, happy that itโ€™s not true.

Pablo Neruda

image credit: benjamin jancewicz

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2 thoughts on “I’d like you when you are quiet by #neruda

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  1. I see that you used my illustration (Pablo Neruda) on your page, I’m flattered!

    While I don’t mind you using my image at all; it’s important to me to have the image credited with the author; myself. I make a living by selling the work I do. ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s part of a series of quotes I did on famous people. You can see more about the series here (and you can repost them if you like): http://art.zerflin.com?

    1. thanks for the info. Ok I’ll credit it and link to your website. apologies about this, because I got the image on google image and was no info on credit mention to it.

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