Tus Manos, a Poem for Valentine’s Day (Video)

A Love Poem by Pablo Neruda

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On this Valentine’s, listen to the beautiful reading of Pablo Neruda’s Tus Manos, words of passion, love and gratitude. The reading is in Spanish and contains beautiful imagery, but if you would like the English translation, here it is.

Your Hands

When your hands leap
towards mine, love,
what do they bring me in flight?
Why did they stop
at my lips, so suddenly,
why do I know them,
as if once before,
I have touched them,
as if, before being,
they traveled
my forehead, my waist?
Their smoothness came
winging through time,
over the sea and the smoke,
over the Spring,
and when you laid
your hands on my chest
I knew those wings
of the gold doves,
I knew that clay,
and that colour of grain.
The years of my life
have been roadways of searching,
a climbing of stairs,
a crossing of reefs.
Trains hurled me onwards
waters recalled me,
on the surface of grapes
it seemed that I touched you.
Wood, of a sudden,
made contact with you,
the almond-tree summoned
your hidden smoothness,
until both your hands
closed on my chest,
like a pair of wings
ending their flight.

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By Carrie on February 14, 2012 · Posted in del alma

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