a poem

Someone put a poem on this blog by Uruguayan journalist, novelist and poet, Mario Benedetti. He’s been called one of South America’s greatest writers and poets of the past 100 years. The poem is entitled No Te Salves (Don’t Save Yourself).
It didn’t belong in that thread. Bad vibes. It deserves some place and peace of its own.

one of the most important South American writers of the past 100 years

one of South American great writers

Don’t Save yourself,
Don´t be immobile
On the edge of the road,
Don’t freeze the joy,
Don’t love with reluctance,
Don’t save yourself now
or ever,
Don’t save yourself,
Don’t fill with calm,
Don’t reserve of the world
Just a calm place,
Don’t let fall your eyelids
Heavy as trials,
Don’t speak without lips,
Don’t fall asleep without sleepiness,
Don’t think of you without blood,
Don’t judge yourself without time.

But if in spite of everything
You cannot avoid it
And you freeze the joy,
And you love with reluctance,
And you save yourself now,
And you fill with calm,
And you reserve of the world
Just a calm place,
And you let fall your eyelids
Heavy as trials,
And you speak without lips,
And you fall asleep without sleepiness,
And you think yourself without blood,
And you judge yourself without time,
And you are immobile
On the edge of the road,
And you save yourself,
Then
Don’t stay with me.

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