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Pablo Neruda

Oh unruhige Welt,
höre seinen Gesang,
vom rauschenden Ozean 
bis zur weiten Kette der Anden

Erhabenes Macchu Picchu,
hier wandelt sein Geist
zwischen den Nebelbänken 
des Urabamba und den
eisigen Höhen der Berge

Du hattest viele Leben,
den für ein einziges 
war keine Zeit.
Deine Worte klingen in mir
mit der Melancholie
verlöschender Sterne 

Der Pöbel, der dich verletzte,
ließ dir keine Zeit mehr
zum Dichten,
deine Lieder aber in uns
werden niemals erlöschen

Oh troubled world,
hear his voice,
from the soothing sounds 
of ocean's surf
to the wide rangeof the Andes

Sublime Macchu Picchu
here his spirit strolls
between the foggy banks
of the Urabamba and
icy heights of the mountains

You had many lives,
as for only one 
there was no time.
Your words sound in me
with the melancholy
of dying stars

The mob who hurt you,
did not give you the time
for new verses,
but your songs in us
will never cease

¡Oh mundo intraquilo,
oír su voz!
De los sonidos suaves
de las olas del océano
hasta la altura de vasto  Andes

Sublime Macchu Picchu
aquí su espíritu deambula
entre los bancos de niebla
de la Urabamba y
heladas alturas de las montañas

Ha tenido muchas vidas,
como para una solo
no había tiempo.
Sus palabras suenan en mí
con la melancolía
de estrellas moribundas

La plebe que te hizo daño,
no te dará el tiempo
para nuevos versos,
pero tus canciones en nosotros
nunca jamás expirarán

Copyright © Gert W. Knop

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  1. Date: 5/20/2011 1:29:00 PM
    Lovely write, Gert. So sorry to hear you're still not feeling well - I do hope that will change soon, my friend

  1. Date: 4/7/2011 10:37:00 AM
    it takes some doing to write in different languages, i have a hard enough time doing it in just one. a great piece of work. thank you for reading my the old train depot and fo your comment and that was quite a story you told, enjoyed that also.

  1. Date: 3/26/2011 4:43:00 PM
    an excellent tribute, from a true scholar. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/26/2011 10:07:00 AM
    hi Gert :) what a beautiful tribute this is-- enjoyed reading this one and I sure do hope that your arm is better and that you are feeling ok in general- do keep smiling, ok? hugs and enjoy your Sunday! Alles Gute!

  1. Date: 3/24/2011 8:17:00 AM
    So sorry to hear u are still suffering with your arm and pain luv.. will put u on our Church prayer chain line immediately for healing luv.. stay well and happy to continue to entertain us all .. especially the "Sweetheart"..

  1. Date: 3/22/2011 10:34:00 PM
    GERT! Nice poem for the contest...fabulous placing! A poem recital? Great idea. Film it on youtube so the soupers can appreciate it also. You will make all of us proud. We are already a captive audience! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 3/22/2011 3:52:00 PM
    Hi Gert..I'm sending you best wishes for the Reading of your poems! Those who will attend are lucky indeed and are in for a real treat! Good luck and thanks for always sharing these amazing poems with us. Much love, Annalise

  1. Date: 3/22/2011 2:57:00 PM
    Gert, best wishes in your March 27 poetry reading. Be sure to let us know how it goes. Wish I could be there to hear you. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/22/2011 10:03:00 AM
    I do hope your hand and arm are better soon. How exciting about your recital - I shall think of you on Sunday and send positive thoughts your way, as a friend often says. You're very brave - I would be terrified! What a pity we're so far apart - Sue and I would love to hear you reading your poems. Have a great day. Love from Jack

  1. Date: 3/22/2011 5:47:00 AM
    Gert my friend have a lovely day and continue to thrill me with your fabulous writes as u are so gifted and your words constantly lift my spirit luv..

  1. Date: 3/20/2011 7:27:00 PM
    Gert I recall writing on this interesting man for a contest on this site by Raul Moreno a while ago.. learning about him and his life was phenomenal as are your wonderful words of description luv.. hope u had a wonderful weekend my friend...

  1. Date: 3/20/2011 5:58:00 PM
    You have refreshed my memories of Macchu Picchu I visited in the year 2003. One of my very favorite writer Pablo Neruda. I have also written a poem as a tribute to him on PS

  1. Date: 3/20/2011 2:55:00 PM
    I remember studying this man in school but I mostly forgot the specifics. Beautiful in Spanish AND in English! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 3/20/2011 10:27:00 AM
    GERT! my favorite poet is pablo neruda.. i did a piece on him here, so i think ...and no one knew of this icon, this activist, and political tower... my pieces do reflect his influence on me.. and i must hail you for creating a tactile piece that astounds me no end! :) to chile and you!.... huggs, nette

  1. Date: 3/20/2011 10:16:00 AM
    It was not long ago that I first learned about Neruda, Gert. There was a contest her to write a poem about him. I did not enter, but found his contributions to be quite remarkable when doing research on his life. I think you have captured his life and legacy beautifully! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/20/2011 9:14:00 AM
    Beautiful words, Gert. I really love the way you write in three languages. I've only ever written a short one act play (as part of a creative writing course), but it was great fun. Do you still write plays? Did you ever submit them, by the way? Maybe you've written a classic - it would be a pity for it to remain in a drawer somewhere for ever! I've never submitted mine, though! Would you consider partnering me on the What love means to you contest? I think it would be fun : ) Have a great day.