If You Forget Me

Venus and Mars by Sidney Harold Meteyard

Venus and Mars

Sidney Harold Meteyard

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Read by Madonna

If You Forget Me

I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.

If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
remember
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.

But
if each day,
each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine.

Pablo Neruda
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10 thoughts on “If You Forget Me

  1. Wonderful words Sindy which hold such meaning.. Sending you my thoughts and have a brilliant weekend.. Hugs Sue

  2. Adrea says:

    I love Pablo Neruda.

  3. Renard Moreau says:

    [ Smiles ] You probably know by now that I LOVE Pablo Neruda’s poems.

    By the way, Sindy, there is no way that I can forget you!

  4. He so beautifully describes this common (love) pattern that you can’t but face how ridiculous it is… Because if you truly love how could you forget? Yet rejection is so unbearable… Love it! xox

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