by Antonio Gil November. 03, 2011 6294 views

Pablo Neruda, Me gustas cuando callas

Me gustas cuando callas porque estás como ausente,
y me oyes desde lejos, y mi voz no te toca.
Parece que los ojos se te hubieran volado
y parece que un beso te cerrara la boca.

Como todas las cosas están llenas de mi alma
emerges de las cosas, llena del alma mía.
Mariposa de sueño, te pareces a mi alma,
y te pareces a la palabra melancolía.

Me gustas cuando callas y estás como distante.
Y estás como quejándote, mariposa en arrullo.
Y me oyes desde lejos, y mi voz no te alcanza:
déjame que me calle con el silencio tuyo.

Déjame que te hable también con tu silencio
claro como una lámpara, simple como un anillo.
Eres como la noche, callada y constelada.
Tu silencio es de estrella, tan lejano y sencillo.

Me gustas cuando callas porque estás como ausente.
Distante y dolorosa como si hubieras muerto.
Una palabra entonces, una sonrisa bastan.
Y estoy alegre, alegre de que no sea cierto.

For those of you that doesn't speak spanish

I like you when you are quiet because it is as though you are absent,
and you hear me from far away, and my voice does not touch you.
It looks as though your eyes had flown away
and it looks as if a kiss had sealed your mouth.

Like all things are full of my soul
You emerge from the things, full of my soul.
Dream butterfly, you look like my soul,
and you look like a melancoly word.

I like you when you are quiet and it is as though you are distant.
It is as though you are complaining, butterfly in lullaby.
And you hear me from far away, and my voice does not reach you:
let me fall quiet with your own silence.

Let me also speak to you with your silence
Clear like a lamp, simple like a ring.
You are like the night, quiet and constellated.
Your silence is of a star, so far away and solitary.

I like you when you are quiet because it is as though you are absent.
Distant and painful as if you had died.
A word then, a smile is enough.
And I am happy, happy that it is not true.

Please listen THIS POETRY []while looking at this picture

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Renato Martins 4 years, 10 months ago

Parabéns. Uma beleza mesmo sem o Pablo :)

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Teramoon 4 years, 10 months ago

What a beautiful composition! The geometry, the light-dark and good choice of Neruda poem. Pure art! Congratulations my friend :))

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jacki 4 years, 10 months ago

This is a great shot, congratulations!

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Miclaud 4 years, 10 months ago

Bravo for your rank on the theme!

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Dunja 4 years, 10 months ago

Bravo ! Félicitations !

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Harsh Bhargava 4 years, 10 months ago


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Dithju 4 years, 10 months ago

congrats!!! =)

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Felecia 4 years, 10 months ago

[b]CONGRATULATIONS[/b] Antonio!!!!

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 4 years, 10 months ago


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Paolo Martini 4 years, 10 months ago

Great picture Antonio .... Congratulations !

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Chossid 4 years, 10 months ago


4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Nynke 4 years, 10 months ago

Big congrats Antonio!!!

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Milton Jacob 4 years, 10 months ago


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Francesc 4 years, 10 months ago


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Breizh 4 years, 10 months ago

Bien vu Antonio ! Félicitations . Vous êtes Le Top !

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Josy 4 years, 10 months ago

Félicitations Antonio :))

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Noor Fithriya 4 years, 10 months ago

its beautiful and accompanied with a beautiful poem, like it a lot!

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Joelle Diehl-Lagae 4 years, 10 months ago

a beautiful poem for a very original and well realized photo

4 years, 10 months ago Edited
Marina 4 years, 10 months ago

Great pic,,got my vote!!!!

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David Cardona 5 years, 5 months ago


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Mark 5 years, 5 months ago

The poetry is music to my ears even though I don't understand the words.

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Davorka ČEoviä‡ 5 years, 5 months ago

Wonderful series, my vote goes for your work!

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jacki 5 years, 5 months ago

VERY nice, voted! :-)

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Vanda 5 years, 5 months ago

Great idea, very interesting capture!

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Maz 5 years, 5 months ago

Wonderful! :)

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Vania Gianese 5 years, 6 months ago

An almost metaphysical image that goes very well with the poem.

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Rachel Mvm 5 years, 6 months ago

Wow this post is divine. Genius! Very moving poem married to an equally thought-provoking photo! I think I get the symbolism, they all have mouths but they are so much better off in the world of silence; a vow of silence. Silence is pure. Silence communicates!

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Renato Martins 5 years, 6 months ago

Uma ideia fantástica com um resultado excelente. O teu melhor trabalho de conjunto até agora... na minha opinião. A foto, o título, o poema, a declamação.

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marina 5 years, 6 months ago

Gone to my favorite!! beutiful in every way!

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Glo 5 years, 6 months ago

wow,wow! touching poem full of hope and beauty! Bravo my friend, another awesome post! the photo...and the touch of magic made by the sparkles of dancing light on the wall :-)

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Gian Luigi 5 years, 6 months ago

This intense your photos in black and white reminds me of a great painter Morandi's Italian 900. There is an image that shows him behind manufattti as those that you represent. He was a master of still life, represented in simple shapes such as the light was surreal poetry that permeated his work!
I probably wrote too :-)

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Josy 5 years, 6 months ago

Donner la parole pour que l'on puisse aussi se taire dans un silence de complicité vraie ou rêvée...
Neruda et vous : bravo à l'ensemble si joli et mélancolique

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Unreal 5 years, 6 months ago

Wonderful shot. Perhaps one of your best shots. I like this "skyline" and the rain (?) on the background. Awesome.

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Mawey 5 years, 6 months ago

your quoted neruda poem inspired me to my new entry (the interpretation of someone being quiet, not answering, not trying to communicate as a sign for something good, not bad); thanks a lot for this. i think you are describing something very important in our loud, noise, always feedback and communication demanding society; the right to "feel" things instead of talking about them. :-)

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 5 years, 6 months ago

Shhhhhh,,,,,I`m reading ...

and its beautiful :)

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Artvib 5 years, 6 months ago

Boa foto Antonio !

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Miclaud 5 years, 6 months ago

A beautiful poem of Neruda! He is a great poet!
Nice photo also!

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