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Yo no creo en la edad.

Todos los viejos
llevan
en los ojos
un niño,
y los niños
a veces
nos observan
como ancianos profundos.

Mediremos
la vida
por metros o kilómetros
o meses?
Tanto desde que naces?
Cuanto
debes andar
hasta que
como todos
en vez de caminarla por encima
descansemos, debajo de la tierra?

Al hombre, a la mujer
que consumaron
acciones, bondad, fuerza,
cólera, amor, ternura,
a los que verdaderamente
vivos
florecieron
y en su naturaleza maduraron,
no acerquemos nosotros
la medida
del tiempo
que tal vez
es otra cosa, un manto
mineral, un ave
planetaria, una flor,
otra cosa tal vez,
pero no una medida.

Tiempo, metal
o pájaro, flor
de largo pecíolo,
extiéndete
a lo largo
de los hombres,
florécelos
y lávalos
con
agua
abierta
o con sol escondido.
Te proclamo
camino
y no mortaja,
escala
pura
con peldaños
de aire,
traje sinceramente
renovado
por longitudinales
primaveras.

Ahora,
tiempo, te enrollo,
te deposito en mi
caja silvestre
y me voy a pescar
con tu hilo largo
los peces de la aurora!


* * * * *


I don't believe in age.

All old people
carry
in their eyes
a child,
and children
at times
observe us with the
eyes of wise ancients.

Shall we measure
life
in meters or kilometers
or months?
How far since you were born?
How long
must you wander
until
like all men
instead of walking on its surface
we rest below the earth?

To the man, to the woman
who utilized their
energies, goodness, strength,
anger, love, tenderness,
to those who truly
alive
flowered,
and in their sensuality matured,
let us not apply
the measure
of a time
that may be
something else, a mineral
mantle, a solar
bird, a flower,
something, maybe,
but not a measure.

Time, metal
or bird, long
petiolate flower,
stretch
through
man's life,
shower him
with blossoms
and with
bright
water
or with hidden sun.
i proclaim you
road,
not shroud,
a pristine
ladder
with threads
of air,
a suit lovingly
renewed
through springtimes
around the world.

Now,
time, i roll you up,
i deposit you in my
bait box
and i am off to fish
with your long line
the fishes of the dawn!


Oda a la edad * [ Pablo Neruda ]

[ My mum doesn't remember who I am, but whenever she sees us he laughs so much, she becomes so happy. Amazing! ]


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Sekonic 758 D
Manfrotto 055 CLB

Barcelona - Spain
July - 2008

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alzheimer by =chocolatenoir The suggester writes, "no need to explain why this picture by =chocolatenoir is really sensisitive; all is in the title ..." ( Suggested by CBJJBC and Featured by rhapsouldize )
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soldier13 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
deep
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AmvoyPhotog Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
In spite of our pain and suffering at times, life is worth the laugh and smile. Enjoy what you have and thank you so much for sharing this with the world. It is definitely worthy of a DD. :)
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Thanks my friend :fish:
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Featured in the news article People in MONO

Hope you like it! =D :aww:
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chocolatenoir Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Yes of course, thanks so much. :fish:
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You've been featured [link]
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Thanks so much. :music:
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i featured this piece as well here:
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Thanks so much. :music:
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risz101 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Student General Artist
ur welcome
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chocolatenoir Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Thanks so much. :macos:
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kajnova Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
it moved me a lot, Jordi.
sad and wonderful at the same time..
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chocolatenoir Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Thank you Lara. :macos:
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alonsio Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009   Photographer
The great chilean Pablo neruda in a DD en deviantart.....
thanks for that!...
sorry im not expresive with the inglish... im talk spanish.... chilean spanish
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chocolatenoir Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Gracias, puedes hablar español, yo lo soy. :macos:
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alonsio Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009   Photographer
si.. postié........ y despues me di cuenta de que eras de españa!
y yo haciendome el gringo!
saludos!
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xavierrey Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Professional Photographer
superb :clap:
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chocolatenoir Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
Thank you. :iconmonkeydanceplz:
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RennardX Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww

This makes me think of my Baba who had alzheimers. It was strange how she'd become so forgetful. She'd even get confused about her sons, but she'd always remember me and my brother.

Excellent shot. It's really endearing. The look in her eyes and that smile. :aww:

Well done. :hug:
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chocolatenoir Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Thank you. :bow:
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you've been featured here [link]

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chocolatenoir Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
Thanks so much, I really appreciate it. :hug:
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Simply beautiful.... :D
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chocolatenoir Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
Thanks so much. :bow:
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BitterGrapes Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
This is so precious...so indescribably beautiful.
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chocolatenoir Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Thanks bro. :hug:
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rubixcu8e Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
The shot is simple yet brings out so much emotions. It is sad to read the context of the picture.
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chocolatenoir Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
Thanks!
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brilliant
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chocolatenoir Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Thanks my friend.
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smortaus Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
SUPERB WORK.... Love this - the textures- tones and details all comes together to make a superb piece of art
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chocolatenoir Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Thank you. :bow:
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Amyna Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
It's amazing... beautiful work. :heart:
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chocolatenoir Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Thank you. :bow:
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Anotheroutsider Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice execution, and impressing comment. I did some practice in a psychiatric section of a hospital and I know how it is...
Wonderful work!
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chocolatenoir Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Thank you. :bow:
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You're welcome!
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fiyonk14 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
:heart: :rose: :sadangel:

congratulations for DD... :alphaosiris:
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chocolatenoir Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Thanks so much. :bow:
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:pray:
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kelz017 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Student Writer
Great shot, there's so much character in it. She's really beautiful. Reminds me of my Gran, she had the same situation, couldn't remember us but loved to see us.

definate :+fav:
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chocolatenoir Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Thanks so much. :bow:
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joelestrange Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
i love old folks. whenever i see some old folks in the streets i always feel like crying.. T________T
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chocolatenoir Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Thanks so much. :bow:
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joelestrange Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
no prob. :D
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MAYUKUROCHAN Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
I may never know how it feels to have someone I know with Alzheimers but it's such a beautiful pic, great job.....:cowboy:
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chocolatenoir Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Thanks so much. :bow:
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MAYUKUROCHAN Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
'Your welcome...It was lovely pic......:cowboy:
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MAYUKUROCHAN Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
You can't really express the right words for the pic, but how you described how your mother reacts, it's just beautiful.
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