Hi, Lopez de la Serna... Would you mind sending to my page the video on Shakespeare´s Tragedies ?
I saw it in Samuel´s and then I see you have it here too.
Now, I am not visiting neither this page nor others very often, but when I am able to do it, I always find interesting things and like seeing my online friends´ faces
Se trata de activar la pregunta de perfil "Location" o .... "Ubication" .... no me acuerdo, con dos clicks, uno donde dice "pregunta obligada" y otro donde dice "permitir añadir a la búsqeda avanzada de miembros".
Por favor, puedes explicar esto en inglés? :-) Gracias y abracitos desde Valencia :-)
Hi, It is nice to see you here!!! I saw the beautiful video you placed here and what I found was real Art.. The mixture of images and music are very powerful.
I do not come here very often lately and when I publish a poem, I do it in Spanish as I find it difficult to translate or to write a poem in English. It is like if it were not so fresh or real
Big hug, my friend.
Now we will count to twelve
and we will all keep still.
For once on the face of the earth
let's not speak in any language,
let's stop for one second,
and not move our arms so much.
It would be an exotic moment
without rush, without engines,
we would all be together
in a sudden strangeness.
Fishermen in the cold sea
would not harm whales
and the man gathering salt
would look at his hurt hands.
Those who prepare green wars,
wars with gas, wars with fire,
victory with no survivors,
would put on clean clothes
and walk about with their brothers
in the shade, doing nothing.
What I want should not be confused
with total inactivity.
Life is what it is about;
I want no truck with death.
If we were not so single-minded
about keeping our lives moving,
and for once could do nothing,
perhaps a huge silence
might interrupt this sadness
of never understanding ourselves
and of threatening ourselves with death.
Perhaps the earth can teach us
as when everything seems dead
and later proves to be alive.
Now I'll count up to twelve
and you keep quiet and I will go.
Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), "Keeping Quiet"
Extravagaria (translated by Alastair Reid)
Jonathan Cape, London, 1972, pp.27-29
(original Estravagario, Editorial Losada, Buenos Aires, 1958)