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Pablo Neruda

Loving is a journey with water and with stars, with smothered air and abrupt storms of flour: loving is a clash of lightning-bolts and two bodies defeated by a single drop of honey. — Pablo Neruda, from “Sonnet XII,” Selected Poems. (San Val, September 1990) Originally published 1961. Advertisements

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Pablo Neruda

XXVII Naked, you are simple as a hand, smooth, earthy, small…transparent, round. You have moon lines and apple paths; Naked, you are slender as the wheat. Naked, Cuban blue midnight is your color, Naked, I trace the stars and vines in your hair; Naked, you are spacious and yellow As a summer’s wholeness in a… Continue reading Pablo Neruda

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Pablo Neruda

In the end, everyone is aware of this: / nobody keeps any of what he has, / and life is only a borrowing of bones. — Pablo Neruda, from “October Fullness,” The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems. (City Lights Publishers; Bilingual edition, April 1, 2004) Originally t published January 1st 1979.

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