December 4, 2012

Poetry Tuesday: poetry

This week a poem by Neruda, translated by David Whyte - a double whammy of poetic greatness.


Every year for a few days in the month of February, the sun’s angle is such, that it lights up Horsetail Falls in Yosemite, as if it were on fire.

La Poesia

...And something ignited in my soul,
fever or unremembered wings,
and I went my own way,
that burning fire
and I wrote the first bare line,
bare, without substance, pure
pure wisdom
of one who knows nothing,
and suddenly I saw
the heavens
and open.

*this is a photograph (source unknown) of Horsetail Falls in Yosemite where every February,
the sun hits just so it looks like it's full of fire.

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