Love Pablo .. He Gives Me The Words Sometimes I Seek ........

Sonnet XVII

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way than this:

where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep. "
— Pablo Neruda

softkitti softkitti
22-25, F
9 Responses Jul 20, 2010

That's wonderful! Never read that one before. I think the majority of your stories here I must not have read because I am seeing many lately that I've never seen before. I'm glad people are bringing them to the top again so I get a second chance to see them.

thank you blue mine too =-)

wow spring tide maybe you can take some pics that would be amazing to see ..thanks for your comment..=-D

Ahh great minds think alike zoe...=-D Yes I love his works and this particular one just floors me all the time !!=-D

This is my favorite!!!<br />
I wanted to post now but I saw that already someone else done that =) So it's no need to repeat myself =)<br />
best...! like! love! =) He's the king! =)

thank souli for this .. =-)

ohh LV he is fantastic .... you would love him .. Im so glad you liked it =-D<br />
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yes SS I am so glad you liked it ....I love him also... absolutely !

I am also a fan of his poetry. I love the one you posted. It's exactly how I'm feeling now.

This is very nice, I have never read anything of him before, thank you for sharing