Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The Queen

I have named you queen.
There are taller than you, taller.
There are purer than you, purer.
There are lovelier than you, lovelier.
But you are the queen.

When you go through the streets
No one recognizes you.
No one sees your crystal crown, no one looks
At the carpet of red gold
That you tread as you pass,
The nonexistent carpet.

And when you appear
All the rivers sound
In my body, bells
Shake the sky,
And a hymn fills the world.

Only you and I,
Only you and I, my love,
Listen to me.

Pablo Neruda


kim said...

this is absolutely not related to pablo neruda. it's just that i needed to vent. in the course of some work (i don't seek this shit out), i ended up reading this article about cowboy troy, that guy with the annoying song about the train. GRRR. anyway, what pissed me off is that the article referred to him as the only rapping cowboy.

SO unfair that he's all getting famous, because you're about 10 billion times better than he is.

rhein said...

never heard the "queen" song- or know who PN is.

just checking in:).

Anonymous said...

Doesn't Carlos Santana play guitar on that song?

Chris Sand said...

Kim- thanks.

Rhein & Rasta- Pablo Neruda was a Chilean poet & politician born in 1905. He wrote a lot of great love poems.

In his Memoirs, Neruda writes: "Poetry is a deep inner calling in man; from it came liturgy, the psalms, and also the content of religions. The poet confronted nature's phenomena and in the early ages called himself a priest, to safeguard his vocation...Today's social poet is still a member of the earliest order of priests. In the old days he made his pact with the darkness, and now he must interpret the light."