The Stolen Branch : Pablo Neruda

The Stolen Branch

In the night we shall go in
to steal
a flowering branch.

We shall climb over the wall
in the darkness of the alien garden,
two shadows in the shadow.

Winter is not yet gone,
and the apple tree appears
suddenly changed
into a cascade of fragrant stars.

In the night we shall go in
up to its trembling firmament,
and your little hands and mine
will steal the stars.

And silently,

to our house,
in the night and the shadow,
with your steps will enter
perfume’s silent step
and with starry feet
the clear body of spring.

~ Pablo Neruda ( Love Poems)

( From; ‘Captain’s Verses Los versos del Capitán’ : Bilingual, Translated by Donald D Walsh)

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