Monday, February 6, 2012

Lost in the Forest


Lost in the forest, I broke off a dark twig
and lifted its whisper to my thirsty lips:
maybe it was the whisper of the rain crying,
a cracked bell, or a torn heart.

Something from far off it seemed
deep and secret to me, hidden by the earth,
a shout muffled by huge autumns,
by the moist half-open darkness of the leaves.

Wakening from the dreaming forest there, the hazel- sprig
sang under my tongue, its drifting fragrance
climbed up through my conscious mind

As if suddenly the roots I had left behind
cried out to me, the land I had lost with my childhood---
and I stopped, wounded by the wandering scent.

Poem : Pablo Neruda
Image: Green Forest iPad Wallpaper


62 comments:

Rahul Bhatia said...

Such lovely heartfelt words! A pleasure to reread these:)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

so adorable and romantic!

i love it! i also love the picture you paired with it!

a great post!

hope you have a great remainder of your weekend!

tattina said...

"the moist half-open darkness of the leaves." - so wonderful!

~*Princesa Fiona*~ said...

Such a gorgeous poem from Pablo! You selected the perfect image and I thank you for sharing this beauty with us, Dianne.

When I was reading it, I sincerely thought you penned it ~ the writing is similar and of high quality like yours :-) ♥

/t. said...

if he had asked
i could have told pablo
that a trail of bread crumbs
is not a valid loss prevention strategy

but i'm relieved to see you are found, dianne <3

× × ×

/t.

puerileuwaite said...

I had no choice but to report Pablo for vandalism.

dianne said...

Thanks dear Rahul , I am so pleased that you enjoyed another chance to read this beautiful poem of Pablo Neruda, he is amongst one of my favourite poets.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Betty for your kind words, it is a beautiful poem and I am happy that you loved the images I chose to accompany his words.
Gosh, the weekend went so quickly, thanks for your wishes.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear tattina yes, Neruda's words create an image for us, a feeling in our hearts... wonderful poetry.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you Fiona dear, I am in a green and leafy state of mind lately and I thought this poem would be perfect.
I am so pleased that you enjoyed the images and thank you for your kind words, a few other people have likened my prose to that of Neruda and Rilke, to me that is the greatest of compliments.
My poems don't always rhyme or flow as I write the words from feelings, impressions, inspiration and most of all from my heart.

Love and hugs, Dianne.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear /t. , 'a trail of breadcrumbs', now that is the kind of comment I would expect from Pug. :)
Yes I am found, I am not completely lost,just a little off the trail.
I do hope you enjoyed the poem.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Hello Pugsly my sweet, Pablo only broke off a twig, it's not like he broke off a whole branch, so I think he can be forgiven for that small mistake.
So, what were you doing in the forest may I ask? :)

xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga poeta.Tu sencivilidad y amor a la naturaleza,sale en todos tus comentários.
Pero tu cultura te ayuda para ello.
Un fuerte abrazo

Leovi said...

Delightful poem, I love Neruda. Besos.

dianne said...

Estimado amigo Juan , gracias por tu comentario preciosa, sí, la naturaleza es mucho más en mis pensamientos y palabras.
abrazos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi , yes this is a delightful poem, Neruda is amongst my favourite poets, his work is always beautiful.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Nuevamnte te agradezco tus comentários a mis fotos.
Un fuerte abrazo

Mirthe Duindam said...

Very beautiful poem and photograph!
Warm greetings, Mirthe

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

oh Dianne this is so inspired to me... the light in the foto is perfect and the words are so moving

Elia said...

Querida amiga,
has elegido una imágen tan hermosa para acompañar las palabras de Neruda...
es muy especial!

Te envío un abrazo cálido aunque haya nevado en los últimos días,
feliz semana!

kisses and huges

eljardindemiduende ^^

dianne said...

Amigo Juan , gracias, disfrutar de tus fotos y visitar tu blog.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

Antonio Machado said...

Hello Dianne,
Amazing pictures and Pablo Neruda poems!
A big hug!!!

dianne said...

Thank you dear Mirthe , for your kind words, I am so pleased that you enjoyed this poem of Pablo Neruda.
Warm greetings, Dianne
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Laura for your lovely comment, this poem of Neruda is beautiful and moving...I chose that particular image with the light in the trees as it just 'felt' right.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Elia querido amigo, este poema de Pablo Neruda es especial para mí, las palabras son hermosas y muy emocionante, así que quería encontrar una imagen que refleje el sentimiento del poema, pensé que esto y la pequeña imagen de la rama de avellano sería perfecto.
Gracias por sus amables deseos, espero que usted no está demasiado frío?
Amor y besos, Dianne
xoxoxo ♡ ^^

dianne said...

Thank you dear Antonio , yes, my friend, another beautiful poem from Neruda, I am so happy that you liked the image I chose.
A big hug for you!!!
xoxoxo ♡

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Bela fotografia e belo poema de Neruda...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Leovi said...

Our roots do not stop yelling saying they are what keeps us alive.
Besos.

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.La fotografia de la anciana és como un espejo de mi futuro,en ella me veo raflejado.
A ti te faltan muchos años para llegar.
Un fuerte abrazo

Giga said...

Kocham przyrodę, a Twój wiersz jest wspaniały. Pozdrawiam.*** I love nature, and your poem is great. Yours

dianne said...

Caro Fernando , obrigado por suas amáveis ​​palavras, eu estou tão contente que tenha gostado do poema de Pablo Neruda ea fotografia que escolhi.
Saudações
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi , yes we need our roots to survive, they remind us of who we are and where we came from.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Estimado amigo Juan , el retrato es un espejo para todos nosotros, espero que su futuro es feliz y saludable.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dearGiga , I love nature too, I am so pleased that you enjoyed the poem of Pablo Neruda.
Greetings

Dziękuję kochanie Giga , kocham przyrodę też jestem tak zadowolony, że cieszył się poemat Pablo Neruda.
pozdrowienia

xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga poeta.Tu mente de poeta és muy superior a la mia.
Yo solamemnte soy un afisionado a la fotografia,aunque con un poco de fantasia.
Un fuerte abrazo

Leovi said...

I love creating beautiful poetic images Neruda.Besos and I wish sweet dreams.

Art said...

You are a really good writer!

Olga said...

I always read your poetry with a sense of wonder. They give me the opportunity to see the world from a different point of view. Thank you for your comments on my blog, and for your well wishes.

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dianne said...

Juan querido amigo, muchas gracias. Sus fotografías son hermosos e imaginativos con su inclusión de la fantasía.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi , you do create beautiful poetic images with your abstract compositions.
Besos and sweet dreams to you.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Art , you are most kind but I did not compose this beautiful poem it is the work of Pablo Neruda.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Olga for your kind words it is very nice to know that my poetry is appreciated ...however I did not compose this particular poem, it is the work of Pablo Neruda.
I love visiting your blog, your writing and photographs are inspiring.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Meine liebe Jasmin , ich danke Ihnen für Ihre nachdenkliche Worte der Freundschaft. Ermutigung und der Weisheit und der Link zu dieser Video-Spezialausgabe. Das ist wirklich schön und inspirierend und eine wunderbare Art, bei der Reise des Lebens und der Menschen, die diesen Weg des Lebens mit uns teilen zu suchen.
Sie sind so ein süßes Freund.
Liebe und Dankbarkeit, Dianne.
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.Vivimos en un mundo lleno de espejismos,nos ofrecen algo,
pero solo para el aprovechamiento del editor,siempre ofrecen humo.
Pero lo único que no podran cambiar,
son los sentimientos.
Un fuerte abrazo

Daniel Casares Román said...

Me encantó. el texto y la imagen! Enhorabuena amiga!

José Ramón said...

Dianne linda imagen y bello Poema me agrada su visita.

Buen fin de semana
Saludo desde
Creatividad e imaginación fotos de José Ramón

Joop Zand said...

Hello Dianne

Both are very very nice, my compliments for your work....it's always pleasant to read and see this.

Greetings and a hug, Joop

Magia da Inês said...

Adoro a poesia de Pablo Neruda.
Natureza e delicadeza.
Amei a foto.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
°º♥

(⁀‵⁀,)
¸`⋎´
¸.•°`♥

dianne said...

Amigo Juan , las cosas cambian si muchos en el mundo, pero nuestros sentimientos por lo general se mantienen constantes.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Gracias querido amigoDaniel por su amable comentario y pensativo.
Un Fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Gracias, querido José por tu comentario reflexivo, me gusta visites fotos creatividad e imaginación de José Ramón.
Mis mejores deseos y un buen fin de semana.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Joop , for your kind words, I am pleased that you enjoyed the poem of Neruda and the image that I chose.
A big hug for you!
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Obrigado querida Inês , por seu comentário pensativo, sim, a poesia de Pablo Neruda é tão bonito e sensível.
Um bom fim de semana.
beijos
xoxoxo ♡

Leovi said...

Only when we lose the past to remember, over time we tend to make the sweetest memories. Kisses.

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.Tu prodigiosa imaginación hace una de una foto manipulada,una antologia de tus pensamientos,creo que al ver la fotografia,tu mente comienza a inventar un poema de la misma.
Un fuerte abrazo desde la fria Andalucia.

dianne said...

Yes, dear Leovi , the memories that we miss so much become sweeter with the passing of time.
Kisses
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Amigo Juan , sus palabras son tan amables, pero yo no escribí este poema, que es la poesía de Pablo Neruda, una de mis favoritas. Siento que es frío en Andalucía, porque yo te enviaré un poco de calor.
Muchos abrazos cálidos
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.Yo sabia que la poesia era de Pablo Neruda,me dirigia a tu
personalidad. y a tu calor humano,
Tus buenos comentários a mis fotografias hace que mi mente y mi ego suba y suba.
Un fuerte abrazo

dianne said...

Amigo Juan, que es una cosa tan dulce a decir a mí, gracias, me siento especial.
Me encantan tus fotografías, que son siempre bonitos y usted debe estar muy orgullosos de sus creaciones.
muchos abrazos
xoxoxo ♡

chickory said...

Loved this one! no surprise there, I suppose. thanks for sharing this. xo

dianne said...

Thank you dear chickory , yes, it is so beautiful, I am pleased that you loved it.
xoxoxo ♡