Pablo Neruda: a query


It is time, love, to break off that somber rose,
Shut up the stars and bury the ash in the earth;
And, in the rising of the light, wake with those who awoke
Or go on in the dream, reaching the other shore of the sea which
Has no other shore

Pablo Neruda, Absence and Presence

My question: is it better to wake with those who awoke?
Or to go one in the dream reaching a shore of unknown value.

I wouldn’t want to awake again! After the rose has been cast away,
The stars closed to me…..

I’m torn though.

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