Sonnet XVII: I do not love you as if you were brine-rose, topaz

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by 247j, Nov 6, 2008.

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  1. 247j

    247j Active Member

    Just thought I would share this Sonnet with you not my work but that of Pablo Neruda I love it it's so beautiful :)

    I even have it in my signature :)

    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.
  2. thedeafmusician

    thedeafmusician Staff Alumni

    This belongs in "Quotes and Lyrics", not poetry.
  3. 247j

    247j Active Member

    Thanks for pointing that out sorry new to the forums and tiredness stopped me looking further that the poetry section thinking quotes and lyrics would come under this board as well.

    Am sure some moderator of some kind will be kind enough to move it.

    Once again thanks for pointing that out.

  4. thedeafmusician

    thedeafmusician Staff Alumni

    No probs. I forgot to say, it's a very sweet sonnet. And of course welcome to the forum. =)

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