Monday, February 26, 2007

The university of the waves

I need the sea because it teaches me.
I don’t know if I learn music or awareness,
if it’s a single wave or its vast existence,
or only its harsh voice or its shining one,
a suggestion of fishes and ships.
The fact is, that until I fall asleep,
in some magnetic way I move in
the university of the waves.

Pablo Neruda

Friday, February 23, 2007

Man, falling

If we were not so single-minded
About keeping our lives moving,
And for once could do nothing,
Perhaps a huge silence
Might interrupt this sadness
Of never understanding ourselves
And of threatening ourselves with death;
Perhaps the earth can teach us
As when everything seems dead
And later proves to be alive.

Pablo Neruda