Breaking down cultural barriers
Transposer une culture dans une autre par delà les barrières culturelles

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Pablo Neruda - WHEN YOU WERE NOT ALIVE

Since I have been loving you 
You resemble no one else,
Allow me to unfold you in a display of yellow ribbons

Who but I would write your name
In the Southern Constellations
With letters that are made of smoke?

O, let me tell you how you were then
When you did not yet exist

Pablo Neruda
adapted from the Spanish by Sylvie M. Miller


"A nadie te pareces desde que yo te amo.
Déjame tenderte entre guirnaldas amarillas.
Quién escribe tu nombre con letras de humo entre las estrellas
del sur?
Ah! déjame recordarte cómo eras entonces, cuando aún no existías."

Pablo Neruda

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