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The Body Of A Woman By...... Pablo Neruda

Body of a woman, white hills, white thighs,
you look like a world, lying in surrender.
My rough peasant's body digs in you
and makes the son leap from the depth of the earth.

I was lone like a tunnel. The birds fled from me,
and nigh swamped me with its crushing invasion.
To survive myself I forged you like a weapon,
like an arrow in my bow, a stone in my sling.

But the hour of vengeance falls, and I love you.
Body of skin, of moss, of eager and firm milk.
Oh the goblets of the breast! Oh the eyes of absence!
Oh the roses of the pubis! Oh your voice, slow and sad!

Body of my woman, I will persist in your grace.
My thirst, my boundless desire, my shifting road!
Dark river-beds where the eternal thirst flows
and weariness follows, and the infinite ache.


appraiserjes appraiserjes 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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Beautiful!

Beautiful! And thanks for your message x

Your welcome sweet tickler... A woman's body is like a road to happiness and one in which I love to travel upon. Wether you take the short route or the long one, the highway or small side streets, all of the roads lead to moments of pure joy..

I like your style x