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Showing posts from July, 2014


Restocking a Personal Library

Richard Loller was kind enough to put my essay on his website, Storyhouse

The documentary:

Perpetual Poetry: Words Inspiring Words, a review

If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda

If You Forget Me
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 l…