A Neruda Love Poem…

love birds in a love tree - engagement card I made for a close friend

love birds in a love tree – engagement card I made for a friend

“Winter is not yet gone,
and the apple tree appears
suddenly changed
into a cascade of fragrant stars.

In the night we shall go in
up to its trembling firmament,
and your little hands and mine
will steal the stars.

And silently,
to our house,
in the night and the shadow,
with your steps will enter
perfume’s silent step
and with starry feet
the clear body of spring.”

– Excerpt from “THE STOLEN BRANCH” by Pablo Neruda,
in “Love Poems” published by New Directions Books

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