Tie Your Heart at Night to Mine ~ Pablo Neruda

Tie Your Heart at Night to Mine 

Pablo Neruda

Tie your heart at night to mine, love,
and both will defeat the darkness
like twin drums beating in the forest
against the heavy wall of wet leaves.
Night crossing: black coal of dream
that cuts the thread of earthly orbs
with the punctuality of a headlong train
that pulls cold stone and shadow endlessly.
Love, because of it, tie me to a purer movement,
to the grip on life that beats in your breast,
with the wings of a submerged swan,
So that our dream might reply
to the sky’s questioning stars
with one key, one door closed to shadow.








The Smile ~ William Blake

The Smile


William Blake


There is a smile of love, 
And there is a smile of deceit, 
And there is a smile of smiles
In which these two smiles meet.

And there is a frown of hate, 
And there is a frown of disdain, 
And there is a frown of frowns
Which you strive to forget in vain; 

For it sticks in the heart's deep core, 
And it sticks in the deep back bone.
And no smile that ever was smil'd
But only one smile alone, 

That betwixt the cradle & grave
It only once smil'd can be; 
But when it once is smil'd, 
There's an end to all misery. 


Hope ~ Percy Shelley

You are sweet, O Love, dear Love, 
You are soft as the nesting dove. 
Come to my heart and bring it to rest 
As the bird flies home to its welcome nest. 

Come when my heart is full of grief 
Or when my heart is merry; 
Come with the falling of the leaf 
Or with the redd’ning cherry. 
Come when the year’s first blossom blows, 
Come when the summer gleams and glows, 
Come with the winter’s drifting snows, 
And you are welcome, welcome.