SHORT WISDOM POEMS: “Silence” by Pablo Neruda (“Silencio”)

“Silence”

I, who grew up inside a tree,
I had a lot to tell the world,
But surrounded by silence I learnt,
That I had a lot to keep quiet.
And this one gets to know by growing
Without other joy but to grow
Without more passion than substance
Without more action than innocence.
And inside us, time becomes golden
Called upon from a great height
To ripen into orange.

by Pablo Neruda

 

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“Silencio”

 

Yo que crecí dentro de un árbol
tendría mucho que decir,
pero aprendí tanto silencio
que tengo mucho que callar
y eso se conoce creciendo
sin otro goce que crecer,
sin más pasión que la substancia,
sin más acción que la inocencia,
y por dentro el tiempo dorado
hasta que la altura lo llama
para convertirlo en naranja.

Pablo Neruda

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