June 24, 2008


Blessed are those who can read Neruda
          in Spanish or Merwin or Mitchell.
Blessed are they for there are times
          when the heart is too dull
and then those times it is not
          nearly dull enough.

But blessed are you
          when Neruda speaks your very soul;
and almost blessed when he speaks
          your soul remembered
                    almost fondly.

—Dan Edwards

Posted by dwaber at June 24, 2008 01:48 PM