Don'T Go Far Off

Don't go far off, not even for a day, because --
because -- I don't know how to say it: a day is long
and I will be waiting for you, as in an empty station
when the trains are parked off somewhere else, asleep.

Don't leave me, even for an hour, because
then the little drops of anguish will all run together,
the smoke that roams looking for a home will drift
into me, choking my lost heart.

Oh, may your silhouette never dissolve on the beach;
may your eyelids never flutter into the empty distance.
Don't leave me for a second, my dearest,

because in that moment you'll have gone so far
I'll wander mazily over all the earth, asking,
Will you come back? Will you leave me here, dying?

by Pablo Neruda

Comments (22)

very endearing endeavor. I loved the mystical feel of your words. blissful write.
Absolutely lovely. I enjoyed the read, your imagery is wonderful...Marianna Jo Arolin
Really good imagery in this, and even better flow. nice!
You have the natural gift of rhyming and beautiful imagery conveys the thoughts all the way through.I know it's a sad poem but it's happy one when the soul sings.*****
Loved it. Great word choice. amazing I'm speechless.
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