Pablo Neruda
‘in The Wave-Strike Over Unquiet Stones’ by Pablo Neruda

‘in The Wave-Strike Over Unquiet Stones’ by Pablo Neruda

In the wave-strike over unquiet stones the brightness bursts and bears the rose and the ring of water contracts to a cluster to one drop of azure brine that falls. ...

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I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You by Pablo Neruda

I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You by Pablo Neruda

I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you,From waiting to not waiting for youMy heart moves from cold to fire.I love you only because it's ...

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Sonnet Xvii by Pablo Neruda

Sonnet Xvii by Pablo Neruda

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 ...

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Your Laughter by Pablo Neruda

Your Laughter by Pablo Neruda

Take bread away from me, if you wish,take air away, butdo not take from me your laughter.Do not take away the rose,the lance flower that you pluck,the water that suddenlybursts ...

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Enigmas by Pablo Neruda

Enigmas by Pablo Neruda

You've asked me what the lobster is weaving there with his golden feet?I reply, the ocean knows this.You say, what is the ascidia waiting for in its transparent ...

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Your Feet by Pablo Neruda

Your Feet by Pablo Neruda

When I cannot look at your face I look at your feet. Your feet of arched bone, your hard little feet. I know that they support you, and that your sweet weight rises upon them. ...

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Bird by Pablo Neruda

Bird by Pablo Neruda

It was passed from one bird to another,the whole gift of the day.The day went from flute to flute,went dressed in vegetation,in flights which opened a tunnelthrough the wind would ...

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A Dog Has Died by Pablo Neruda

A Dog Has Died by Pablo Neruda

My dog has died.I buried him in the gardennext to a rusted old machine.Some day I'll join him right there,but now he's gone with his shaggy coat,his bad manners and his cold ...

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Lost In The Forest… by Pablo Neruda

Lost In The Forest… by Pablo Neruda

Lost in the forest, I broke off a dark twigand lifted its whisper to my thirsty lips:maybe it was the voice of the rain crying,a cracked bell, or a torn heart.Something from far ...

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In My Sky At Twilight by Pablo Neruda

In My Sky At Twilight by Pablo Neruda

In my sky at twilight you are like a cloudand your form and colour are the way I love them.You are mine, mine, woman with sweet lipsand in your life my infinite dreams live.The ...

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A Song Of Despair by Pablo Neruda

A Song Of Despair by Pablo Neruda

The memory of you emerges from the night around me.The river mingles its stubborn lament with the sea.Deserted like the wharves at dawn.It is the hour of departure, oh deserted ...

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Tonight I Can Write The Saddest Lines by Pablo Neruda

Tonight I Can Write The Saddest Lines by Pablo Neruda

Tonight I can write the saddest lines.Write, for example,'The night is shatteredand the blue stars shiver in the distance.'The night wind revolves in the sky and sings.Tonight I ...

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Don’T Go Far Off by Pablo Neruda

Don’T Go Far Off by Pablo Neruda

Don't go far off, not even for a day, because -- because -- I don't know how to say it: a day is long and I will be waiting for you, as in an empty station when the trains are ...

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Clenched Soul by Pablo Neruda

Clenched Soul by Pablo Neruda

We have lost even this twilight.No one saw us this evening hand in handwhile the blue night dropped on the world.I have seen from my windowthe fiesta of sunset in the distant ...

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From – Twenty Poems Of Love by Pablo Neruda

From – Twenty Poems Of Love by Pablo Neruda

I can write the saddest lines tonight. Write for example: ‘The night is fracturedand they shiver, blue, those stars, in the distance’ The night wind turns in the sky and sings.I ...

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Xvii (I Do Not Love You…) by Pablo Neruda

Xvii (I Do Not Love You…) by Pablo Neruda

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 ...

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Drunk As Drunk by Pablo Neruda

Drunk As Drunk by Pablo Neruda

Translated from the Spanish by Christopher LogueDrunk as drunk on turpentineFrom your open kisses,Your wet body wedgedBetween my wet body and the strakeOf our boat that is made of ...

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Fable Of The Mermaid And The Drunks by Pablo Neruda

Fable Of The Mermaid And The Drunks by Pablo Neruda

All those men were there inside,when she came in totally naked.They had been drinking: they began to spit.Newly come from the river, she knew nothing.She was a mermaid who had ...

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And Because Love Battles by Pablo Neruda

And Because Love Battles by Pablo Neruda

And because love battlesnot only in its burning agriculturesbut also in the mouth of men and women,I will finish off by taking the path awayto those who between my chest and your ...

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The Question by Pablo Neruda

The Question by Pablo Neruda

Love, a questionhas destroyed you.I have come back to youfrom thorny uncertainty.I want you straight asthe sword or the road.But you insiston keeping a nookof shadow that I do not ...

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‘perhaps Not To Be Is To Be Without Your Being.’ by Pablo Neruda

‘perhaps Not To Be Is To Be Without Your Being.’ by Pablo Neruda

Perhaps not to be is to be without your being,without your going, that cuts noon lightlike a blue flower, without your passinglater through fog and stones,without the torch you ...

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The Light Wraps You by Pablo Neruda

The Light Wraps You by Pablo Neruda

The light wraps you in its mortal flame. Abstracted pale mourner, standing that way against the old propellers of the twighlight that revolves around you. Speechless, my friend, ...

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Cat’s Dream by Pablo Neruda

Cat’s Dream by Pablo Neruda

How neatly a cat sleeps,sleeps with its paws and its posture,sleeps with its wicked claws,and with its unfeeling blood,sleeps with all the rings- a series of burnt circles- which ...

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From The Book Of Questions by Pablo Neruda

From The Book Of Questions by Pablo Neruda

III.Tell me, is the rose nakedor is that her only dress?Why do trees concealthe splendor of their roots?Who hears the regretsof the thieving automobile?Is there anything in the ...

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Love by Pablo Neruda

Love by Pablo Neruda

What's wrong with you, with us, what's happening to us? Ah our love is a harsh cord that binds us wounding us and if we want to leave our wound, to separate, it makes a new knot ...

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Sonnet Xxv by Pablo Neruda

Sonnet Xxv by Pablo Neruda

Before I loved you, love, nothing was my own: I wavered through the streets, amongObjects: Nothing mattered or had a name: The world was made of air, which waited.I knew rooms ...

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I’M Explaining A Few Things by Pablo Neruda

I’M Explaining A Few Things by Pablo Neruda

You are going to ask: and where are the lilacs?and the poppy-petalled metaphysics?and the rain repeatedly spatteringits words and drilling them fullof apertures and birds?I'll ...

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Poetry by Pablo Neruda

Poetry by Pablo Neruda

And it was at that age ... Poetry arrivedin search of me. I don't know, I don't know whereit came from, from winter or a river.I don't know how or when,no they were not voices, ...

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Always by Pablo Neruda

Always by Pablo Neruda

I am not jealousof what came before me. Come with a manon your shoulders,come with a hundred men in your hair,come with a thousand men between your breasts and your feet,come like ...

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Canto Xii From The Heights Of Macchu Picchu by Pablo Neruda

Canto Xii From The Heights Of Macchu Picchu by Pablo Neruda

Arise to birth with me, my brother.Give me your hand out of the depthssown by your sorrows.You will not return from these stone fastnesses.You will not emerge from subterranean ...

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The Saddest Poem by Pablo Neruda

The Saddest Poem by Pablo Neruda

I can write the saddest poem of all tonight.Write, for instance: "The night is full of stars,and the stars, blue, shiver in the distance."The night wind whirls in the sky and ...

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I Crave Your Mouth, Your Voice, Your Hair by Pablo Neruda

I Crave Your Mouth, Your Voice, Your Hair by Pablo Neruda

I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets.Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all dayI hunt for the liquid measure of ...

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A Lemon by Pablo Neruda

A Lemon by Pablo Neruda

Out of lemon flowersloosedon the moonlight, love'slashed and insatiableessences,sodden with fragrance,the lemon tree's yellowemerges,the lemonsmove downfrom the tree's ...

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Gentleman Alone by Pablo Neruda

Gentleman Alone by Pablo Neruda

The young maricones and the horny muchachas,The big fat widows delirious from insomnia,The young wives thirty hours' pregnant,And the hoarse tomcats that cross my garden at ...

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Saddest Poem by Pablo Neruda

Saddest Poem by Pablo Neruda

I can write the saddest poem of all tonight. Write, for instance: "The night is full of stars,and the stars, blue, shiver in the distance." The night wind whirls in the sky and ...

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Sonnet Lxxxi by Pablo Neruda

Sonnet Lxxxi by Pablo Neruda

And now you're mine. Rest with your dream in my dream.Love and pain and work should all sleep, now.The night turns on its invisible wheels,and you are pure beside me as a sleeping ...

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‘carnal Apple, Woman Filled, Burning Moon,’ by Pablo Neruda

‘carnal Apple, Woman Filled, Burning Moon,’ by Pablo Neruda

Carnal apple, Woman filled, burning moon,dark smell of seaweed, crush of mud and light,what secret knowledge is clasped between your pillars?What primal night does Man touch with ...

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Nothing But Death by Pablo Neruda

Nothing But Death by Pablo Neruda

There are cemeteries that are lonely,graves full of bones that do not make a sound,the heart moving through a tunnel,in it darkness, darkness, darkness,like a shipwreck we die ...

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Leaning Into The Afternoons by Pablo Neruda

Leaning Into The Afternoons by Pablo Neruda

Leaning into the afternoons I cast my sad netstowards your oceanic eyes.There in the highest blaze my solitude lengthens and flames,its arms turning like a drowning man's.I send ...

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Here I Love You by Pablo Neruda

Here I Love You by Pablo Neruda

Here I love you. In the dark pines the wind disentangles itself.The moon glows like phosphorous on the vagrant waters.Days, all one kind, go chasing each other.The snow unfurls in ...

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Sonnet Xi by Pablo Neruda

Sonnet Xi by Pablo Neruda

I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets.Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all dayI hunt for the liquid measure of ...

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It’s Good To Feel You Are Close To Me by Pablo Neruda

It’s Good To Feel You Are Close To Me by Pablo Neruda

It’s good to feel you are close to me in the night, love,invisible in your sleep, intently nocturnal,while I untangle my worriesas if they were twisted nets.Withdrawn, your heart ...

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Walking Around by Pablo Neruda

Walking Around by Pablo Neruda

It so happens I am sick of being a man.And it happens that I walk into tailorshops and movie housesdried up, waterproof, like a swan made of feltsteering my way in a water of ...

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We Are Many by Pablo Neruda

We Are Many by Pablo Neruda

Of the many men whom I am, whom we are,I cannot settle on a single one.They are lost to me under the cover of clothingThey have departed for another city.When everything seems to ...

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The Weary One by Pablo Neruda

The Weary One by Pablo Neruda

The weary one, orphanof the masses, the self,the crushed one, the one made of concrete,the one without a country in crowded restaurants,he who wanted to go far away, always ...

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Absence by Pablo Neruda

Absence by Pablo Neruda

I have scarcely left you When you go in me, crystalline,Or trembling,Or uneasy, wounded by meOr overwhelmed with love, aswhen your eyes Close upon the gift of lifeThat without ...

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The Dictators by Pablo Neruda

The Dictators by Pablo Neruda

An odor has remained among the sugarcane:a mixture of blood and body, a penetratingpetal that brings nausea.Between the coconut palms the graves are fullof ruined bones, of ...

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Brown And Agile Child by Pablo Neruda

Brown And Agile Child by Pablo Neruda

Brown and agile child, the sun which forms the fruitAnd ripens the grain and twists the seaweedHas made your happy body and your luminous eyesAnd given your mouth the smile of ...

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The White Mans Burden by Pablo Neruda

The White Mans Burden by Pablo Neruda

Lost in the forest, I broke off a dark twigand lifted its whisper to my thirsty lips:maybe it was the voice of the rain crying,a cracked bell, or a torn heart.Something from far ...

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Fleas Interest Me So Much by Pablo Neruda

Fleas Interest Me So Much by Pablo Neruda

Fleas interest me so muchthat I let them bite me for hours.They are perfect, ancient, Sanskrit,machines that admit of no appeal.They do not bite to eat,they bite only to jump;they ...

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