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Drops by DeTea Drops by DeTea
Rolling down in big and distinct drops,
in drops like teeth,
in heavy drops like marmalade and blood.
rolling down in big drops, the water
is falling,
like a sword made of drops,
like a river of glass that tears things,
it is falling, biting,
beating on the axle of symmetry, knocking on the seams of the soul,
breaking abandoned things, soaking the darkness.

It is nothing but a breath, more full of moisture than crying,
a liquid, a sweat, an oil that has no name,
a sharp motion,
taking shape, making itself thick,
the water is falling
in slow drops
toward the sea, toward its dry ocean,
toward its wave without water.

I look at the wide summer, and a loud noise coming from a barn,
wineshops, cicadas,
towns, excitements,
houses, girls
sleeping with hands over their hearts.
dreaming of pirates, of conflagarations,
I look at ships,
I look at trees of bone marrow
bristling like mad cats,
I look at blood, daggers and women’s stockings,
and men’s hair,
I look at beds, I look at corridors where a virgin is sobbing,
I look at blankets and organs and hotels.

I look at secretive dreams,
I let the straggling days come in,
and the beginnings also, and memories also,
like an eyelid held open hideously
I am watching.

And then this sound comes:
a red noise of bones,
a sticking together of flesh
and legs yellow as wheatheads meeting.
I am listening among the explosions of the kisses,
I am listening, shaken among breathings and sobs.

I am here, watching, listening,
with half of my soul at sea and half of my soul on land,
and with both halves of my soul I watch the world.

And even if I close my eyes and cover my heart over entirely,
I see the monotonous water falling
in big monotonous drops.
It is like a hurricane of gelatin,
like a waterfall of sperm and sea anenomes.
I see a clouded rainbow hurrying.
I see its water moving over my bones.

—Pablo Neruda
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toesinsand19 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Colorful, different and cool.
DeTea Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :-)
filipberak Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Photographer
DeTea Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mistersingh Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Very cool and very colorful :)
DeTea Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :-)
mistersingh Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Welcome my friend :)
GrahamSym Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Cool :)
DeTea Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
Don64738 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just so freaking awesome!
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