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Pablo Neruda

I am hungry for your silken laughter,For your hands the color of savage harvest,Hungry for the pail stones of your fingernails.I want to eat your skin like a whole almond. — Pablo Neruda, from “Love Sonnet XI,” The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems. (City Lights Publishers; Bilingual edition April 1, 2004)

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Pablo Neruda

But you, cloudless girl, question of smoke, corn tassel. / You were what the wind was making with illuminated leaves. / Behind the nocturnal mountains, white lily of conflagration, / ah, I can say nothing! You were made of everything. — Pablo Neruda, from “Almost out of the Sky,” Twenty Love Poems and a Song… Continue reading Pablo Neruda

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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:… Continue reading Pablo Neruda

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Pablo Neruda

Leaning into the afternoons, I cast my sad nets towards your oceanic eyes. There, in the highest blaze my solitude lengthens and flames; Its arms turning like a drowning man’s. I send out red signals across your absent eyes That wave like the sea, or the beach by a lighthouse. You keep only darkness my… Continue reading Pablo Neruda

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