A Quote by Pablo Neruda on birth, rebirth, alive, and beauty

This means that we have barely
disembarked into life,
that we’ve only just now been born,
let’s not fill our mouths
with so many uncertain names,
with so many sad labels,
with so many pompous letters,
with so much yours and mine,
with so much signing of papers.

I intend to confuse things,
to unite them, make them new-born
intermingle them, undress them,
until the light of the world
has the unity of the ocean,
a generous wholeness,
a fragrance alive and crackling.

 

From "Too Many Names" 

Pablo Neruda (1904 - 1973)

Source: Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon: Selected Poems of Pablo Neruda, Pages: 173

Contributed by: Jessica