You start dying slowly if you do not travel,


Istanbul Tulip Festival, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Istanbul Tulip Festival, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

You start dying slowly

You start dying slowly
if you do not travel,
if you do not read,
If you do not listen to the sounds of life,
If you do not appreciate yourself.

You start dying slowly
When you kill your self-esteem;
When you do not let others help you.

You start dying slowly
If you become a slave of your habits,
Walking everyday on the same paths…
If you do not change your routine,
If you do not wear different colours
Or you do not speak to those you don’t know.

You start dying slowly
If you avoid to feel passion
And their turbulent emotions;
Those which make your eyes glisten
And your heart beat fast.

You start dying slowly
If you do not change your life
when you are not satisfied with your job,
or with your love,
I you do not risk what is safe for the uncertain,
If you do not go after a dream,
If you do not allow yourself,
At least once in your lifetime,
To run away from sensible advice…

Pablo Neruda

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3 responses to “You start dying slowly if you do not travel,

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  2. were ican find the rest of the poem in english?
    I have it in Greek but i cant find it in english.

  3. I like very much this poem of Pablo Neruda dear Özgür … Following his life lessons I try not to die slowly …

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