Happy Blogoversary (to me)!!!

Friends, you’re invited!  It’s a party over here on Pamanner’s Blog!  Chocolate cake with chocolate icing!   Happy Blogoversay to me!  Happy National Poetry Month to us!!!!! Yay!  To celebrate, I’m sharing one of many poems (from poets I consider my favorites) along with a little boy’s recitation I find adorable.  What’s your favorite poem?  Feel free to share a link in the comment section!  Enjoy and stay for a while (there’s ice cream too)!  xo

 

 

 

 

 

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz

~Pablo Neruda

I don’t love you as if you were the salt-rose, topaz
or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:
I love you as certain dark things are loved,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom and carries
hidden within itself the light of those flowers,
and thanks to your love, darkly in my body
lives the dense fragrance that rises from the earth.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you simply, without problems or pride:
I love you in this way because I don’t know any other way of loving

but this, in which there is no I or you,
so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand,
so intimate that when I fall asleep it is your eyes that close.


 

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25 thoughts on “Happy Blogoversary (to me)!!!”

  1. Oh Pamela…how did I miss this????? Happy Blogoversary to you!!! How many years are we celebrating??? And my favorite flavor of cake as well. You will have to eat my piece please:)
    Great poem as well!

  2. Hey Pam, happy blogversary. Wonderful when a fellow blogger completes a certain milestone. How many years, Pam?

    And Neruda, a sensuous and lovely wordsmith. His “If you forget me” is one of my eternal favourites.

    Joy always,
    Susan

  3. Happy Blogoversary, Pam, and many more! I’ve enjoyed the beautiful words you’ve shared here. My favorite verses are way too depressing! So instead, here’s a happy poem from a one of my favorite poets, Emily Dickinson:

    I dwell in Possibility–
    A fairer House than Prose–
    More numerous of Windows–
    Superior–for Doors–

    Of Chambers as the Cedars–
    Impregnable of Eye–
    And for an Everlasting Roof
    The Gambrels of the Sky–

    Of Visitors–the fairest–
    For Occupation–This–
    The spreading wide my narrow Hands
    To gather Paradise–

    1. Ha-ha, that’s alright Jean. Some of mine are as well. Gotta love Emily though! Thanks for sharing. . .don’t recall reading this one even though I have her complete works 🙂

  4. Happy Blogoversary! I haven’t commented before, but I really been enjoying your work. Thanks for this ode to poetry and to love. That kid is adorable!

    I’m taking a slice of cake on my way out. Thanks!

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