Pablo Neruda

Offline Aimless

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It's not often I find a poet I can feel comfortable pimping. Pablo Neruda is my latest discovery, and I thought this sonnet of his deserved something more than the relative anonymity of Darius' little poetry-corner :)

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, topaz.
or the arrow of carnations that propagate fire.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.
I love you like the plant that never blooms
and carries hidden within itself the light of those flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.
I love you without knowing how, nor when, nor from where.
I love you directly, without problems nor pride;
I love you this way because I don't know any other way to love.
than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that when you close your eyes I fall asleep.


-- P
Sometimes I think, sometimes I am

Offline GrimReaper of Wrestling

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Oh God I am the american dream
I do not think Im too extreme
An I'm a handsome sonofabitch
I'm gonna get a good job 'n be real rich