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But if you stretch out your body...
Pablo Neruda
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Hand Printed By: The North Press / 2016
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But if you stretch out your body...
Pablo Neruda

But if you stretch out your body, suddenly in the lugubrious shadow,

your blood upwells into the river of time and I hear

the whole sky cascading over my love

and you're part of the wildfire that sparks my whole lineage,

grant me then, by your golden life, the branch I've needed,

the flower that directs and sustains us,

the wheat that dies into bread and portions out our lives,

the mud with the smoothest fingers in the world,

the trains that whistle through frenzied cities,

the cluster of gillyflowers, the weight of gold inside the earth,

the froth born and dying behind the boat and the wing

of a gull that flies through the curling wave as though it were a bell tower.

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