Inside the heart of a poet

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The New Year came with fireworks and promises ready to be fulfilled. This is my first post for 2012 and I want it to be made out of beauty, I want those broken sparkles that I carry to start this day, this month, this year with a smile and a touch of artistry. May you all keep a piece of this post in your hearts and savor it through the 52 weeks of 2012 …



by Pablo Neruda

And it was at that age … poetry arrived
in search of me. I don’t know, I don’t know where
it came from, from winter or a river.
I don’t know how or when,
no, they were not voices, they were not
words, nor silence,
but from a street I was summoned,
from the branches of night,
abruptly from the others, among violent fires
or returning alone, there it was, without a face
and it touched me.

I didn’t know what to say, my mouth
had no way with names,
my eyes were blind,
and something kicked in my soul,
fever or forgotten wings,
and I made my own way,
deciphering that fire,
and I wrote the first, faint line,
faint, without substance, pure
nonsense, pure wisdom
of one who knows nothing,
and suddenly I saw the heavens
unfastened and open,
planets, palpitating plantations,
the shadow perforated, riddled
with arrows, fire and flowers,
the winding night, the universe.

And I, tiny being,
drunk with the great starry void,
likeness, image of mystery,
felt myself a pure part of the abyss,
I wheeled with the stars,
my heart broke loose with the wind.

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Music for the heart, poetry for the soul.

Images- a celebration for the eyes- by my very dear friend Sonam Mandal/ DeadPoet/.

May you all have a beautiful and blessed 2012!

Love & Peace

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© 2012  Broken Sparkles


17 Responses to “Inside the heart of a poet”


    “Bcos’ you are my heaven”…
    “A piece with fragile beauty
    like the froth on top of a wave
    or coffee”
    .Beauty and artistry ..that so much defines your Blog. Everything here is so much appealing to a poetic soul! Those lines from Neruda are an ocean to drown in. May we see the loveliest posts here, jewels from your own heart,sparkle here this year too!
    Sonam’s images are really a celebration ! Kudos to you both!

  2. Jan Freeman Says:

    Lovely post and thoughts, Blaga. My very best wishes for 2012 :-)

  3. dragonkatet Says:

    I liked the poem and the images were definitely a feast for the eyes. Thanks for sharing such beauty with us, Blaga. I hope 2012 will be the best year for us all yet! :)

  4. becca givens Says:

    Ahh, Blaga, how lovely!!! Happy New 2012!!! Many blessings to you!! xoxoxo

  5. Eclipse Says:

    Beautiful words from Neruda………..
    … hope that the new year finds you well my dear friend

  6. ladynimue Says:

    Love you blaga for everything you write and share !
    This was wonderful .. totally :)

    Happy new year !

  7. dontchawannadream Says:

    Happy New Year 2012, Blaga!!
    I loved your post. What a great job! The song, the pics and the poem are amazing. Perfect start for 2012! :) xx

  8. Victoria C. Slotto Says:

    This post is a feast for the heart, soul and senses. I love the work of Neruda and the images are so wondrous. Thank you for putting together this sumptuous collage, Blaga.

  9. deadpoet88 Says:

    Wonderful post! I really liked the poem you put up, is so full of feeling about poetry. He is an amazing writer :)
    Thanks for showcasing my photos :) I like the ones you’ve chosen.

    May this new year bring you lots of joy :)

  10. WordsFallFromMyEyes Says:

    The photos are truly awesome. And the poem, a great read. I know it will sound niggledy but I’m just glad he used the word “loose” in the last sentence – so many people say “lose”, not realising the difference! I love beautiful, well written words…

  11. Cherlyn Says:

    Amazing! I missed your poetry – shame on me for being a bad blogger and bad blog reader! Instead of me trying to read all the poems I missed and still try to catch up, I’m going to try to read them as they come, and read the ones that I missed when I can, so I don’t fall further behind! I hope you’re doing well!

  12. dontchawannadream Says:

    I have an award for you, Blaga :)
    Here’s the link:

  13. Androgoth Says:

    A delightful start to the new year
    Broken Sparkles and I hope that
    all of your dreams and wonderful
    wishes are fulfilled my friend :)

    Have a very nice day today :)

    Androgoth XXx

  14. Jamie Dedes Says:

    A perfect post with which to start the new year, Blaga. Thank you!

    Wishing you every blessing, every joy. I’ve missed you.

  15. fiveloaf Says:

    great to see you keeping up blag.. have a great new year to you too!

  16. plaridel Says:

    pablo neruda is one great poet. his work shines even in translation.

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