If Each Day A Flower

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© Pamela Haberman
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Photo Info
UploadedDecember 11, 2009
TakenJune 3, 2005
Exposure10/2347 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length8.9 mm
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If You Forget Me

I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.

If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.

if each day,
each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine.

Pablo Neruda

25 responses

  • jen bellefleur

    jen bellefleur gave props (11 Dec 2009):

    i'm not sure i'll get over this photo anytime soon. gorgeous.

  • Ralph Komives

    Ralph Komives (Deleted) gave props (13 Dec 2009):

    Exceptional photograph. The color, composition and exposure are perfect.

  • Norman Baade C.

    Norman Baade C. said (15 Dec 2009):

    Magnific shot.!


    JOE FAILK gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    Perfect for the theme! Vote

  • Janet Berg

    Janet Berg (Deleted) gave props (17 Dec 2009):

    Absolutely stunning.

  • JojoH

    JojoH (Deleted) gave props (18 Dec 2009):

    stunning photo...perfect for the theme....and that poem brought tears.

  • Marcus Hammerschmitt

    Marcus Hammerschmitt   gave props (18 Dec 2009):


  • Suzanne Arnold

    Suzanne Arnold (Deleted) gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    Quite a beautiful photo! Wonderful shot. Voted.

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    agree - just STUNNING!

  • Paul Jakubicki

    Paul Jakubicki said (20 Dec 2009):


    This is simply beautiful!

  • Nick Allen

    Nick Allen gave props (22 Dec 2009):

    stunning macro!

  • Ryan Murphy

    Ryan Murphy (Deleted) gave props (24 Dec 2009):

    amazing detail

  • Ikhwan Supriadi

    Ikhwan Supriadi gave props (29 Dec 2009):

    Yeah!.. Nice...


    PINAKI SARKAR gave props (29 Dec 2009):

    love the poem and the photo

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (30 Dec 2009):

    OMG this is the BEST photo!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) said (30 Dec 2009):

    I forgot to say I voted!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (30 Dec 2009):

    Fantastic image...otherworldly!! Voted

  • Jennnifer Hill

    Jennnifer Hill gave props (3 Jan 2010):

    Love the Drama!

  • Riojon

    Riojon said (7 Jan 2010):

    Verrrrry Nice!!!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (24 Jan 2010):

    Outstanding and unforgetable..

  • Juan Pablo Cuéllar M.

    Juan Pablo Cuéllar M. said (3 Mar 2010):

    nice macro!!! congrats! Wich lens did you use?

  • Chelsea Yarger

    Chelsea Yarger gave props (17 May 2010):

    wow. this is amazing!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (9 Jul 2011):


  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (10 Mar 2012):

    Incredible photo! Great lighting and shadows of this delicate flower.

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