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Tasting Desire

I hold with those who favour fire...

25 June 1985
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I did not know what to say, my mouth
had no way
with names,
my eyes were blind,
and something started in my soul,
fever or forgotten wings,
and I made my own way,
that fire,
and I wrote the first faint line,
faint, without substance, pure
pure wisdom
of someone who knows nothing,
and suddenly I saw
the heavens
and open,
palpitating plantations,
shadow perforated,
with arrows, fire and flowers,
the winding night, the universe.

And I, infinitesimal being,
drunk with the great starry
likeness, image of
felt myself a pure part
of the abyss,
I wheeled with the stars,
my heart broke loose on the wind.

Pablo Neruda


Translating Student, 24-year-old searcher, subtle submissive, utter anglophile, weight-watcher, wannabe-writer, kinky dreamer, sarcastic idealistic, wishful romantic, list-maker, naive cynic, book-worm, enthusiastic baby-sitter, browser-based roleplayer, indecisive exhibitionist, hobby-photographer, procrastinator, movie-nut, potentially the best girlfriend a guy could dream of.


Smiles too much, loves too hard, speaks too freely
... represses just enough.

Laila' Book Reviews

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Laila's Icons

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte, Extremely loud & Incredibly close - Jonathan Safran Foer, Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen, The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde, Of Human Bondage - W. Somerset Maugham, Life of Pi - Yann Martell, The curious incident of the dog at the night-time - Mark Haddon, The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Macbeth - W. Shakespeare, Cassandra - Christa Wolf, Atonement - Ian McEwan, Never let me go - Kasuo Ishiguro, Sputnik Sweetheart - Haruki Murakami, The time traveler's wife - Audrey Niffenegger, Brave New World - Aldous Huxley, Farenheiten 451 - Ray Bradbury

Regina Spektor, Joshua Radin, Josh Groban, KT Tunstall, Billy Joel, Sarah McLachlan, Michael Bublé, James Blunt, Tom Waits, Damien Rice, Snow Patrol, Elliot Smith, Kate Bush, Goo Goo Dolls, The Beatles, The Fray, A Fine Frenzy, Loreena McKennitt, Jason Mraz, Mat Kearney

Closer, Love Actually, Pride & Prejudice, La vita é bella, Haven, La tigre e la neve, Napola, American History X, Finding Neverland, Casablanca, Notting Hill, Atonement, Last King of Scotland, Music&Lyrics, Across the Universe, Hotel Ruanda, Eastern Promises, Lord of the Rings, Secretary, The Dutchess

Grey's Anatomy, The Tudors, Gilmore Girls, Big Love, Numb3rs, Charmed, Veronica Mars, Fringe, 11th Hour, Graham Norton Show

James McAvoy, Richard Armitage, Edward Norton, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Bean, Johnny Depp, Roberto Benigni, Orlando Bloom, Gabriel Byrne, Liam Neeson

Ginnifer Goodwin, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet, Emily Mortimer, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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