October 24, 2010

I believe this to be true

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , at 9:21 am by letterstoelias


When I die, I want your hands on my eyes:
I want the light and the wheat of your beloved hands
to pass their freshness over me once more:
I want to feel the softness that changed my destiny.


I want you to live while I wait for you, asleep.
I want your ears still to hear the wind, I want you
to sniff the sea’s aroma that we loved together,
to continue to walk on the sand we walk on.


I want what I love to continue to live,
and you whom I love and sang above everything else
to continue to flourish, full-flowered:


so that you can reach everything my love directs you to,
so that my shadow can travel along in your hair,
so that everything can learn the reason for my song.


Love Sonnet LXXXIX by Pablo Neruda

(thanks to Taryn for sharing this on Widow’s Voice – it really hit home, in a good way)


P.S.  I Love You



  1. Sarah said,

    i read this too and wanted to immediately copy it to memory. LOVE it!

  2. Debbie said,

    Just beautiful Chelsea. I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing – I haven’t been on Widow’s Voice yet to see it there. Hope all is well with you and the girls. Give me a call sometime when you get the chance.


  3. Julie D. said,

    Chelsea, you are too so SO SO SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Beautiful!
    You are a woman of great strength and perseverence. Your genuine heart shines through.

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