Luis Cernuda On Love

D1EB262C-6ABA-4147-9801-4C243175A16ELuis Cernuda (September 21, 1902 – November 5, 1963)

I know well enough that this image — fixed forever in my mind is not you, but the shadow of love which exists in me…and although I know this, I then think that without you, without the rare excuse you gave me, my love, now a tenderness, today, would be there within, sleeping still and lying in hope… then I thank you.