Cristina García is the author of Dreaming in Cuban, which was nominated for a National Book Award.
The Morning is Full
The morning is full of storm
in the heart of summer.
The clouds travel like white handkerchiefs of good-bye,
the wind, traveling, waving them in its hands.
The numberless heart of the wind
beating above our loving silence.
Orchestral and divine, resounding among the trees
like a language full of wars and songs.
Wind that bears off the dead leaves with a quick raid
and deflects the pulsing arrows of the birds.
Wind that topples her in a wave without spray
and substance without weight, and leaning fires.
Her mass of kisses breaks and sinks,
assailed in the door of the summer's wind.
Es La Mañana Llena
Es la mañana lleno de tempestad
en el corazón del verano.
Como pañuelos blancos de adiós las nubes,
el viento las sacude con sus viajeras manos.
Innumerable el corazón del viento
latiendo sobre nuestro silencio enamorado.
Zumbando entre los árboles, orquestal y divino,
como una lengua llena de guerras y de cantos.
Viento que lleva rápido robo la hojarasca
y desvia las flechas latientes de los parajos.
Viento que le derriba en ola sin espuma
y sustancia sin peso, y fuegos inclinados.
Se rompe y se submerge su volumen de besos
combatido en la puerta del viento del verano.
One of the best book of love poems ever written.
Being bi-lingual I can tell you that the english translations stay true to the feeling of the original spanish translations, the translater did a good job.
His style of poetry is reminiscent of Whitman, in that both display a great love for nature and the beauty that exists amongst it.
Neruda is the best. Doesn't get better. If you want to buy love poems, this is what you get.Published 6 months ago by Laurie A. Pine
This book was a lot smaller and thinner than I imagined, but I loved the content. Neruda is always a classic.Published 8 months ago by J.A.
excellent book! someone recommended it for its lovely poems and it certainly is. great service too! i wasnt in a rush to receive it but getting it on time was perfection! TY!Published 10 months ago by m&m
I purchased this book because my Spanish teacher recommended it to me to read aloud to be able to practice my Spanish. It is a good book. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Rene D Herrera
There is nothing I can add to what has already been written of Neruda's work that is worth your time to read. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kunga Jigme
Pablo Neruda was introduced to me through the movie El Postino.That film prompted me to read his poetry and wow I'm glad I did.Ever since then I've been a HUGE fan of his.:)Published 17 months ago by ETMunson
If you're unfamiliar with Neruda, reading this book will give you a hint as to why he won a Nobel Prize. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Michael H.