“Tengo Miedo”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Pablo Neruda Directed By Nobilis Bellator (2014)

“Tengo Miedo” is a  Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Pablo Neruda Directed By Nobilis Bellator.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Nobilis Bellator

Original Music Composed & Performed by:  Marco Campazas

Tengo Miedo cinematic poem short film featuring Pablo Neruda Directed By Jose Alonso Leon original music by Marco Campazas

Narrated by:  Juan Carlos Puerta

Tengo Miedo cinematic poem short film featuring Pablo Neruda Directed By Jose Alonso Leon

“Tengo Miedo” by Pablo Neruda

“Tengo miedo. La tarde es gris y la tristeza
del cielo se abre como una boca de muerto.
Tiene mi corazón un llanto de princesa
olvidada en el fondo de un palacio desierto.

Tengo miedo -Y me siento tan cansado y pequeño
que reflojo la tarde sin meditar en ella.
(En mi cabeza enferma no ha de caber un sueño
así como en el cielo no ha cabido una estrella.)

Sin embargo en mis ojos una pregunta existe
y hay un grito en mi boca que mi boca no grita.
¡No hay oído en la tierra que oiga mi queja triste
abandonada en medio de la tierra infinita!

Se muere el universo de una calma agonía
sin la fiesta del Sol o el crepúsculo verde.
Agoniza Saturno como una pena mía,
la Tierra es una fruta negra que el cielo muerde.

Y por la vastedad del vacío van ciegas
las nubes de la tarde, como barcas perdidas
que escondieran estrellas rotas en sus bodegas.

Y la muerte del mundo cae sobre mi vida.”

“I Am Afraid” (English Translation by Jose Alonso Leon)

“I am afraid. The afternoon is gray and the sadness of the sky opens like a dead man’s mouth. My heart sheds tears as a forgotten Princess in a deserted palace. 

I am afraid, and I feel so tired and tiny that I reflect the afternoon without meditating on it. In my sick mind, there cannot fit a dream as the sky cannot fit only one star. 

However, in my eyes exists a question, and there is a cry in my mouth that my mouth cannot scream. For there is no ear on earth to hear my sad, abandoned complaint in the middle of the infinite earth. 

The universe is dying in a quiet agony without the festive Sun or the green twilight. Saturn agonizes like one of my sorrows. 

The earth is a black fruit, from which the sky takes a bite. And through the vastness of emptiness,the afternoon clouds run blindly, like lost boats with broken stars hidden in their holds. 

And the death of the world falls over my life.”

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5 thoughts on ““Tengo Miedo”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Pablo Neruda Directed By Nobilis Bellator (2014)”

  1. Hello Michael,

    thanks for posting my work, it’s much appreciated. I wanted to comment on the English translation you used, it really is terrible and does not reflect the lifetime work of Pablo Neruda that is not only a world renowned poet but a Nobel Prize winner in Literature. I am sure he would raise from his tomb if he could read this translation. Please let me know if you want to use the translation I have in my work. It is one of the only poems of Neruda which I could not find an official translation so with the work of some language experts I was able to concoct a translation that I believe respects the intention in Spanish which is my mother tongue along with French and English as I am a born in Spain but lived all my life in Quebec, Canada where bilingualism is a necessity.

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