OH TO NERUDA

OH TO NERUDA

Oh Pablo you rise up
from a land, long as a woman’s back
And you have loved your land
as you have would love a woman
as you have loved women as you loved
your land

Every rock and shoal of their coastlines
every mood of their tides

You have caressed them
with your mind and your heart
and your hands
And have received the treasures
that must
always rise up
from their endless depths
to meet such a touch