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for everyone

i can’t suddenly tell you

what i should be telling you,

friend, forgive me; you know

that although you don’t hear my words,

i wasn’t asleep or in tears,

that i’m with you without seeing you

for a good long time and until the end.

i know many may wonder

“what is Pablo doing?” i’m here

if you look for me in this street

you’ll find me with my violin,

prepared to break into a song,

prepared to die.

it is nothing i have to leave to anyone,

not to these others, not to you,

and if you listen well, in the rain, you’ll hear

that i come and go and hang about

and you know that i have to leave.

even if my words don’t know it,

be sure, i’m the one who left.

there is no silence which doesn’t end.

when the moment comes, expect me

and let them all know i’m arriving

in the street, with my violin.

Pablo Neruda

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  1. bokneg
    June 12, 2007 at 11:32 pm

    hmmm… why this in particular, eh?

  2. June 13, 2007 at 8:15 pm

    one of those moods…i was browsing through this compilation of poems i gave to Kiko on our 1st year anniv (college student, la pera, make your own gift style ko ‘non) and saw this one…nag-fit ‘ba sa mood.
    though i was thinking (though morbid thought for someone pregnant), magandang part ng eulogy ‘to noh? it captures the point but it ends on a happy note (unless paranoid ka sa mga mumo…hehehe) =P

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