Love

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Sonnet XVII

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 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.

Pablo Neruda

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36 thoughts on “Love

  1. litebeing says:

    lovely and I am so enchanted by the 1st image πŸ™‚

  2. Beautiful words of LOVE dear Sindy… and accompanied by more love on Canvas xxx ❀

  3. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    This is beautiful. Nice to wake up to. The words go deep into my heart. “like a plant that never blooms, but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers.” Every verse resonates. Thank you. I have missed you, Sindy.
    Namaste.
    Mary

  4. Fantastically rich and deeply reverent… ❀

  5. ptero9 says:

    Wow! What an awesome poem Sindy! Thanks for sharing it here, and of course the lovely images.
    Hugs,
    Debra

  6. Robin Vansal says:

    Nice Artworks; Good Sonnet.
    Keep it up!
    Nice post ! Thanks

  7. oooh. sexy and sensual. you’re quite the intellectual romantic.
    hope school et al is treating you well my dear.
    hugs from up north.
    o and om.

  8. awe albino bunny. I think he should get some bunny ears. Kiss his bunny nose for me.

  9. Soul Fields says:

    This is pure magic. Thank you so much for beautifying (and beyond) my day. Oh, aah. πŸ™‚

  10. Aquileana says:

    How greta to see that you shared this sonnet by Neruda, one of the best Latinoamerican poets ever. Beautiful feature, dear Sindy !~ Thank you very much for the reading!. All the best to you!, Aquileana πŸ˜€

  11. Soul Fields says:

    Reblogged this on SOUL FIELDS and commented:
    Bliss.

  12. Great poem and I love your choice of images to accompany it. Although I read a lot of poetry and have read Neruda in the past, you remind me that I should explore his work a little more in depth. Hope you have a blessed and inspired day!!

  13. Loved the color in those paintings. Beautiful.

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