Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day

                                Sonnet XXXIV(you are the daughter of the sea)
                        You are the daughter of the sea, oregano's first cousin.
                                    Swimmer, your body is pure as the water;
                                     cook, your blood is quick as the soil.
                        Everything you do is full of flowers, rich with the earth.

                       Your eyes go out toward the water, and the waves rise;
                         your hands go out to the earth and the seeds swell;
                        you know the deep essence of water and the earth,
                                 conjoined in you like a formula for clay.

                                Naiad: cut your body into turquoise pieces,
                                 they will bloom resurrected in the kitchen.
                              This is how you become everything that lives.

                             And so at last, you sleep, in the circle of my arms
                             that push back the shadows so that you can rest--
                         vegetables, seaweed, herbs: the foam of your dreams
                          by pablo neruda translated by stephen trapscott


  1. Gorgeous Images, Gorgeous Words :)

    Have a lovely week, cheers, T. :)

  2. OH what lovely summer!!
    Your kids look so cute and happy! :D
    Love everything about it!