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Sonnet XVII - Pablo Neruda (Great Poetry Workshop)

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 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.

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This is one of the many great poems that Pablo Neruda wrote this poem came to light in the movie "Patch Adams" its exquisitely written and it tells of a quiet dark love he writes so passionately that one cannot fail to be moved

This poem speaks to me on many levels

Jayne-Chloe

("Always and Forever") - (Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein)

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This is one for my memories, that hold that rose for ever..
A beautiful meaningful piece to someone who is a secret..
Thank you for finding and loving this great Sonnet.
One thing I do regret about being older, there seems to be a shortage of time to read all those things that I have missed or to do all those things I would like to have done.
I wonder how many regrets we hold in each facet of our beings and the thoughts brought out by a write such as this one,
Take care young lady, I am content with nearly all the things I have left undone but that is another story and a secret LOL,
Yours as always Ian.T

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

I have many poems I've yet to read I have a 700 page book with all of Pablo Nerudas poems there isn't a week that goes past that I don't find a new (or old in some cases
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I'm very happy you liked this one it's a personal favourite of mine

Love Jc xxx

("Always and Forever") - (Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein)

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This is my favorite poem of all time. I especially love reading in it's original Spanish. So beautiful.

its also a personal favourite of mine thanks for rereading and enjoying it I dont speak spanish but I wish I could

cheers JC x

("Always and Forever") - (Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein)

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It's on my list of great poem. I'm glad you posted it

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I am very happy you liked this one its one of my all time favourites

thank you for reading it

love JC xxx

("Always and Forever") - (Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein)

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*Collaborative Poetry Workshop*
Amqerican Version of Japanese Poetry
~American Renga~
Free Verse, Western, Modern, etc
~ Renga ~
Haiku, Senyru, Tanka, Renga
All Neopoets are welcome to join the Collaborative Poetry Writing fun.

No surprise your choice of author lol. Even in translation the intensity of love comes through. Would I be correct to assume this rhymes in original language? It feels like it might. BTW check typo line 13. Not being multilingual that about takes care of all I can contribute about this poem lol..............stan

No guesses who I would choose I do so love his verse, I cant say if it rhymes in the original language but I will find out and let you know, you have me wondering now :P

thanks for reading and leaving a comment

love JC x

("Always and Forever") - (Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein)

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Hands down, whatever nebulous qualifications of a "Great" poem are contained here.

Applause!

Ron

Blue Demon77

"What I want is to be what I was before the knife,
before the brooch pin, before the salve, fixed me in this parenthesis:
Horses fluent in the wind. A place, a time gone out of mind."

The Eye Mote-Sylvia Plath

I am very happy you liked this one !! thanks for the read and the comment

love JC xxx

("Always and Forever") - (Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein)

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