treacherous generals

Below is an English translation of “Explico Algunas Cosas” by Pablo Neruda. I’m Explaining a Few Things You are going to ask: and where are the lilacs? and the poppy-petalled metaphysics? and the rain repeatedly spattering its words and drilling them full of apertures and birds? I’ll tell you all the news. I lived inContinue reading “treacherous generals”

with my soul clenched

Elizabeth’s handmade card to me contained a line from this poem. Her love, being true, knows desire and loss. Clenched Soul by Pablo Neruda translated by W.S. Merwin We have lost even this twilight. No one saw us this evening hand in hand while the blue night dropped on the world. I have seen fromContinue reading “with my soul clenched”