Thursday, June 22, 2006

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Judy Kronenfeld Teacher, Poet, Poetry Judge - Exclusive Interboard Poetry Community Interview In Association With BZoO Radio and Cloudy Day Art! Recently the InterBoard Poetry Community, an elite group of twenty plus online poetry communities such as Poets.Org, Writer's Block, SplashHall Poetry and The Versifier, had their annual poetry awards.


Neruda:

For you to hear me
my words
thin themselves out, at times,
like the trails of gulls on the shore.

A necklace of bones, a crazed rattle
for your fingers smooth as grapes.

And I look at my words from a distance.
More than mine they are yours.
Like tendrils they climb my ancient suffering.

They climb, like this, inside damp walls.
It is you the guilty one in this blood-wet round.

They are escaping from my dark covert.
You pervade everything, you, pervade everything.

They live, before you, in the solitude you enter,
and are accustomed, more than you, to my sadnesses.

Now I want them to say what I want them to tell you,
for you to hear as I want you to hear me.

The winds of misery may still bring them down.
Hurricanes of dream may still make them tumble.
You attend other voices, in my voice of pain,
Cries, of ancient mouths: blood, of ancient pleas.
Love me. Don’t leave me, friend. Follow me.
Follow me, friend, in this wave of misery.

They go on being miserly, with your love, my words.
You enter everything, you, enter everything.

I make, out of all this, an infinite necklace,
for your white fingers, smooth as grapes.

3 comments to Cher:

Kate said...

Comparing the fingers to grapes really makes me feel what the touch of those fingers would feel like. Beautiful poetry!

danny said...

Passionate voice on existential journey... Neruda is one of my favorite poets.

Cherilyn Ferroggiaro said...

he is absolutely wonderful. thank you for coming. :)

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