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Pablo Neruda

Lovely one,
your eyes are too big for your face,
your eyes are too big for the earth.

There are countries, there are rivers,
in your eyes,
my country is your eyes,
I walk through them,
they light the world
through which I walk,
lovely one.

— Pablo Neruda, from “Lovely One,” The Captain’s Verses: Love Poems. (New Directions Publishing Corporation; Bilingual edition July 2004) Originally published 1952.

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