Friday, March 25, 2011

Amid Obscure Shadows


When amid obscure shadows
a lost voice murmurs
disturbing its sad calm ...
If in my soul's depths
I hear it sweetly sounding,

tell me, Is it the wind moans
in its convolutions or that
in passing your sighs speak of love?

When the red sun shines
in my window at morning
and my love evokes your shadow,
if I think I feel the press
of another mouth on mine,

tell me, Is it that blind I rave
or that your heart sends me
a kiss in a sigh?

If in the luminous day
and in the deep gloomy night;
if in all that surrounds
my soul that desires you,
I think I can feel and see you,

tell me, Do I feel and think in a dream
or is it that in a sigh
you give me your breath to drink?

Poem: Amid Obscure Shadows (Rima XXVIII)

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, (February 17, 1836- December 22, 1870) was a Spanish post-romanticist writer of poetry and short stories, now considered one of the most important figures in Spanish literature.
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37 comments:

Elia said...

Sweet Dianne
since I was young ... I liked Becquer his poetry, stories ...
I was a romantic and well after so many years, I am glad to see in your blog of his sentences, his romanticism.
I hope that this weekend is special, full of phrases such beautiful, for you.
Thank you for this moment,

a big hug from Spain,

eljardindemiduende ^^

chickory said...

i like the sentence construction here. Nice poem....do you like Rumi?

dianne said...

Thank you so much sweet Elia , I have not read the short stories of Bécquer but I have read and loved some poems... I'm so pleased that you enjoyed this post.
As I too am a romantic, I love this poem, it is really beautiful.
Thank you for your kind wishes for the weekend, you have a wonderful weekend too.
Big hugs!
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

I think it is such a beautiful poem dear chickory , the sentence construction reminds me of the prose of Rilke.
Yes, I do like Rumi, I have kept some of his wise sayings that I have found on the Net.

xoxoxoxo ♡

jasmin said...

liebe Dianne,
ich folge deinen Gedanken, die ich etwas kenne, und finde das Gedicht sehr schön passend,
ich lasse blaue Veilchen da, denn blaue Veilchen sind mit dem natürlichen Duft nachhaltig, dezent und fein……
liebe Grüße von Jasmin

HLiza said...

Beautiful..

dianne said...

liebe Jasmin,
ich danke Ihnen für Ihre freundliche Gedanken und die Veilchen. Ja, sagt das Gedicht so viel über meine Gefühle und wie ich noch nach ihm suchen.
liebe Grüße von Dianne.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear HLiza , yes his words are so beautiful.

xoxoxo ♡

foam said...

very nice. i'm not sure if i was familiar with him. he does remind me of rilke a bit too.

dianne said...

Thank you Foamy dear, I'm so pleased that you liked the poem. Bécquer does not seem to be as well known here as some of the English poets and Neruda or Rilke, for there are so many, but his poems are beautiful.
I think this poem does resemble the style of Rilke.
The Spanish are very romantic; if you look up there at my followers, the man in the black and white photo with the moustache is
Ricardo Miñana, he writes the most amazing poems. I don't know if he has been published but he should be ... well worth a visit. :)
xoxoxo ♡

Craftsman of light said...

Dianne,
i never heard of G.A.Bécquer until Enrique, a new blogging friend quoted him,

i did look in to check on some of his works....and found 'Legends, tales and poems' on Amazon.

i'v'ent ordered it yet as i still have much reading to finish.
And i'm so glad to find one of his poems here in the very rich spaces of 'Here is my heart'!

Thanks a lot Dianne!
hugs and hugs
A great day to you!
col.

dianne said...

Dearest col
I'm so pleased that you have enjoyed this poem and that you found it here, I think it is beautiful.
I don't have any of his books, I found him on the Net quite by accident a little while back.
Then Leovi another Spanish blogging friend mentioned him when I posted the last poem 'Love' by Pablo Neruda. Yes I slao follow Enrique's blog, beautiful photos and sentiments.
You French and Spanish fellows are all romantics. :)
Thank you for your lovely comments, many hugs to you too!

xoxoxoxo ♡

Here is another little gem for you.

The viewless atoms of the air
Around me palpitate and burn,
All heaven dissolves in gold, and earth
Quivers with new-found joy.
Floating on waves of harmony I hear
A stir of kisses, and a sweep of wings;
Mine eyelids close--"What pageant nears?"
"'Tis Love that passes by!"

Leovi said...

Dianne thank you very much for choosing this beautiful poem by one of my favorite poets. Besos.

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi , you are most welcome, I love this poem, it is so beautiful and romantic.
I did not realise that Bécquer was one of your favourite poets until you mentioned him in your comment, he is a favaourite of mine too. :)

Besos xoxoxoxo ♡

Craftsman of light said...

Dianne,
Thanks for the verse!
Simply great of Bécquer and You!
love.
col

Luzia said...

What a stunning image and a romantic poem - thank you! Hugs from Luzia.

dianne said...

You are welcome dear col , it is a lovely verse, this is one of the verses from "Legends, tales & poems", I thought you would enjoy it.
hugs
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Luzia yes it is a stunning image and such a romantic poem ... I searched and searched for the right image to post with this poem to complement the sentiment of his words.

hugs to you too!

xoxoxoxo ♡

Marty said...

so beautiful, so romantic and a wonderful image !
wish you a nice week dear Dianne

Hélène Glehen : The Painted rose Studio said...

The poem is beautiful. I did not know this spanish poet.
Thank you to share

Have a nice week and thank you for stopping by my blogs.

dianne said...

Thank you Marty dear, yes it is a beautiful and romantic poem and I am pleased that you liked the image that I chose. I wanted something that would complement the words of the poem.
You have a lovely week too!

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Hélène , such a beautiful poem from a 19th century poet who was far ahead of his time with his romantic poetry and prose... I am so pleased that you enjoyed his words, they are captivating.
You have a nice week too, it is always a pleasure to see your beautiful flowers and art.

xoxoxo ♡

Françoise said...

Très beau texte , romantique et émouvant.
Bonne journée Dianne.

/t. said...

v.nice, d

× × ×

<3

Dianne said...

wispy and dreamy come to mind
beautiful image as well

your comment was right above me on Dawn's blog and it seemed so right to visit another dianne with 2 n's :)

dianne said...

Thank you dear /t. , I am pleased that you enjoyed this beautiful poem.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Merci Françoise , oui un beau poème et l'image.
Passez une bonne journée.

xoxoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Dianne , with two 2 n's :)for visitng me.
I am so pleased that you enjoyed this beautiful and romantic poem and the image. I always try to find an image which will complement the choice of words and narrative of the poem.

xoxoxo ♡

puerileuwaite said...

I worry that I may be amid obscure shadows to which I am oblivious.

dianne said...

Hello my sweet Pugsley , it is so nice to have you visit again.
Perhaps you are amid obscure shadows, you will have to concentrate and tune in to your inner feelings as there might be someone there who is passing by and her sighs speak to you of love and kisses. :)

xoxoxo ♡

Andressa said...

:)

beautiful!

Andressa said...

I am following you!

dianne said...

Thank you dear Andressa , for your lovely comments, yes the poem is beautiful.

xoxoxo ♡

Tiago Braga said...

WOW amazing photo!
i love the coulors :P

dianne said...

Thank you dear Tiago yes the photo is wonderful, I did a lot of image searching before I found this one. :)

xoxoxo ♡

Joop Zand said...

Hello Dianne

This is really wonderful, you have such nice poems on your blog..... i like it very much.

Warm greetings from Holland, Joop

dianne said...

Thank you dear Joop , yes this is a beautiful, romantic poem ... I endeavour to post poems and images of beauty here.

Warm greetings to you too!

xoxoxo ♡