I Body of a Woman December 2, 2010 - February 28, 2011
Reading and Deliberating
As a tribute to my favorite poet of all time, Pablo Neruda, I'm hosting a contest inspired from his work.
Read the following poem-
I BODY OF A WOMAN
Body of woman, white hills, white thighs,
you look yourself like a world in your attitude of surrender.
My rough peasant's body digs in you
and makes the son leap from the depths of the earth.
I was alone like a tunnel. The birds fled from me
and the night enveloped me with its crushing invasion.
To survive myself I forged to you like a weapon,
like an arrow in my bow, like a stone in my sling.
But the hour of vengeance falls, and I love you.
Body of skin, of moss, of eager and firm milk.
Ah those goblets of the chest! Ah those eyes of absence!
Ah the roses of the pubis! Ah your voice slow and sad!
Body of my woman, I will persist in your grace.
My thirst, my unbounded desire, my uncertain road!
Dark river-beds where the eternal thirst follows,
and tiredness follows, and the infinite ache.
RULES FOR THE CONTEST
-the title of your poem must be "I Body of (the gender in which you are attracted to)"
-It must be a love poem
Created Dec 2, 2010