We the mortals touch the metals, the wind, the ocean shores, the stones, knowing they will go on, inert or burning, and I was discovering, naming all the these things: it was my destiny to love and say goodbye. - Pablo Neruda (Still Another Day Quotes)

We the mortals touch the metals, the wind, the ocean shores, the stones, knowing they will go on, inert or burning, and I was discovering, naming all the these things: it was my destiny to love and say goodbye.[Nosotros, los perecederos, tocamos los metales, el viento, las orillas del océano, las piedras, sabiendo que seguirán, inmóviles o ardientes, y yo fui descubriendo, nombrando todas las cosas: fue mi destino amar y despedirme.]

Source:(Copper Canyon Press, ed. 1984), Poem XV, Page 43
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