A Series of Author Portraits in Lino - Pablo Neruda
Pablo Neruda went a lot better than my Kurt Vonnegut, didn't know whether the heavy shadow would work that well but I quite like it now. Maybe not as soft as it should be for Neruda but it reminds me of this poem of his:
I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz, or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off. I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
I love you as the plant that never blooms but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers; thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance, risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way
than this: where I does not exist, nor you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.