And Because Love Battles By Pablo Neruda

And Because Love Battles And because love battles not only in its burning agricultures but also in the mouth of men and women, I will…

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Waltz By Pablo Neruda

Waltz I touch hatred like a covered breast; I without stopping go from garment to garment, sleeping at a distance. I am not, I’m of…

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Sonnet Xxv By Pablo Neruda

Sonnet Xxv Before I loved you, love, nothing was my own: I wavered through the streets, among Objects: Nothing mattered or had a name: The…

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Ode To Sadness By Pablo Neruda

Ode To Sadness Sadness, scarab with seven crippled feet, spiderweb egg, scramble-brained rat, bitch’s skeleton: No entry here. Don’t come in. Go away. Go back…

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In My Sky At Twilight By Pablo Neruda

In My Sky At Twilight In my sky at twilight you are like a cloud and your form and colour are the way I love…

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The Question By Pablo Neruda

The Question Love, a question has destroyed you. I have come back to you from thorny uncertainty. I want you straight as the sword or…

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Sonnet Ix- There Where The Waves Shatter By Pablo Neruda

Sonnet Ix- There Where The Waves Shatter There where the waves shatter on the restless rocks the clear light bursts and enacts its rose, and…

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Magellanic Penguin By Pablo Neruda

Magellanic Penguin Neither clown nor child nor black nor white but verticle and a questioning innocence dressed in night and snow: The mother smiles at…

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From The Heights Of Maccho Picchu By Pablo Neruda

From The Heights Of Maccho Picchu Rise up to be born with me, brother. Give me your hand from the deep Zone seeded by your…

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Don’T Go Far Off By Pablo Neruda

Don’T Go Far Off Don’t go far off, not even for a day, because — because — I don’t know how to say it: a…

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Your Hands By Pablo Neruda

Your Hands When your hands leap towards mine, love, what do they bring me in flight? Why did they stop at my lips, so suddenly,…

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The Eighth Of September By Pablo Neruda

The Eighth Of September This day, Today, was a brimming glass. This day, Today, was an immense wave. This day was all the Earth. This…

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Poetry By Pablo Neruda

Poetry And it was at that age … Poetry arrived in search of me. I don’t know, I don’t know where it came from, from…

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Lost In The Forest By Pablo Neruda

Lost In The Forest Lost in the forest, I broke off a dark twig and lifted its whisper to my thirsty lips: maybe it was…

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Brown And Agile Child By Pablo Neruda

Brown And Agile Child Brown and agile child, the sun which forms the fruit And ripens the grain and twists the seaweed Has made your…

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Walking Around By Pablo Neruda

Walking Around It so happens I am sick of being a man. And it happens that I walk into tailorshops and movie houses dried up,…

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Sonnet Xlii – I Hunt For A Sign Of You By Pablo Neruda

Sonnet Xlii – I Hunt For A Sign Of You I hunt for a sign of you in all the others, In the rapid undulant…

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Ode To The Artichoke By Pablo Neruda

Ode To The Artichoke The artichoke With a tender heart Dressed up like a warrior, Standing at attention, it built A small helmet Under its…

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I Like You Calm, As If You Were Absent By Pablo Neruda

I Like You Calm, As If You Were Absent I like you calm, as if you were absent, and you hear me far-off, and my…

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The Queen By Pablo Neruda

The Queen I have named you queen. There are taller than you, taller. There are purer than you, purer. There are lovelier than you, lovelier….

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Song Of Despair By Pablo Neruda

Song Of Despair The memory of you emerges from the night around me. The river mingles its stubborn lament with the sea. Deserted like the…

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Ode To A Large Tuna In The Market By Pablo Neruda

Ode To A Large Tuna In The Market Among the market greens, a bullet from the ocean depths, a swimming projectile, I saw you, dead….

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From The Book Of Questions By Pablo Neruda

From The Book Of Questions III. Tell me, is the rose naked or is that her only dress? Why do trees conceal the splendor of…

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Death Alone By Pablo Neruda

Death Alone There are lone cemeteries, tombs full of soundless bones, the heart threading a tunnel, a dark, dark tunnel : like a wreck we…

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We Are Many By Pablo Neruda

We Are Many Of the many men whom I am, whom we are, I cannot settle on a single one. They are lost to me…

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The Fear By Pablo Neruda

The Fear They all ask me to jump to invigorate and to play soccer, to run, to swim and to fly. Very well. They all…

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Poor Creatures By Pablo Neruda

Poor Creatures What it takes on this planet, to make love to each other in peace. Everyone pries under your sheets, everyone interferes with your…

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Leave Me A Place Underground By Pablo Neruda

Leave Me A Place Underground Leave me a place underground, a labyrinth, where I can go, when I wish to turn, without eyes, without touch,…

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Always By Pablo Neruda

Always I am not jealous of what came before me. Come with a man on your shoulders, come with a hundred men in your hair,…

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The Wide Ocean By Pablo Neruda

The Wide Ocean Ocean, if you were to give, a measure, a ferment, a fruit of your gifts and destructions, into my hand, I would…

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Sonnet Xvii By Pablo Neruda

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…

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Ode To Maize By Pablo Neruda

Ode To Maize America, from a grain of maize you grew to crown with spacious lands the ocean foam. A grain of maize was your…

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I Like For You To Be Still By Pablo Neruda

I Like For You To Be Still i like for you to be still it is as though you are absent And you hear me…

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The United Fruit Co. By Pablo Neruda

The United Fruit Co. When the trumpet sounded, it was all prepared on the earth, the Jehovah parcelled out the earth to Coca Cola, Inc.,…

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Soneto Xvii By Pablo Neruda

Soneto Xvii No te amo como si fueras rosa de sal, topacio o flecha de claveles que propagan el fuego: te amo como se aman…

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Nothing But Death By Pablo Neruda

Nothing But Death There are cemeteries that are lonely, graves full of bones that do not make a sound, the heart moving through a tunnel,…

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From – Twenty Poems Of Love By Pablo Neruda

From – Twenty Poems Of Love I can write the saddest lines tonight. Write for example: ‘The night is fractured and they shiver, blue, those…

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Come With Me, I Said, And No One Knew (VII) By Pablo Neruda

Come With Me, I Said, And No One Knew (VII) Come with me, I said, and no one knew where, or how my pain throbbed,…

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

Xvii (I Do Not Love You…) I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz, or the arrow of carnations the fire…

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The Dictators By Pablo Neruda

The Dictators An odor has remained among the sugarcane: a mixture of blood and body, a penetrating petal that brings nausea. Between the coconut palms…

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Poesia By Pablo Neruda

Poesia Y fue a esa edad… Llegó la poesía a buscarme. No sé, no sé de dónde salió, de invierno o río. No sé cómo…

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Listen to me. By Pablo Neruda

Listen to me. ———————— Yo te he nombrado reina. Hay más altas que tú, más altas. Hay más puras que tú, más puras. Hay más…

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Bird By Pablo Neruda

Bird It was passed from one bird to another, the whole gift of the day. The day went from flute to flute, went dressed in…

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Tower Of Light By Pablo Neruda

Tower Of Light O tower of light, sad beauty that magnified necklaces and statues in the sea, calcareous eye, insignia of the vast waters, cry…

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Sonnet Xi By Pablo Neruda

Sonnet Xi I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair. Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets. Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts…

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Ode To Ironing By Pablo Neruda

Ode To Ironing Poetry is white: it comes from water swathed in drops, it wrinkles and gathers, this planet’s skin has to spread out, the…

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I Remember You As You Were By Pablo Neruda

I Remember You As You Were I remember you as you were in the last autumn. You were the grey beret and the still heart….

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The Old Women Of The Ocean By Pablo Neruda

The Old Women Of The Ocean To the solemn sea the old women come With their shawls knotted around their necks With their fragile feet…

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Sonata By Pablo Neruda

Sonata Neither the heart cut by a piece of glass in a wasteland of thorns nor the atrocious waters seen in the corners of certain…

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March Days Return With Their Covert Light By Pablo Neruda

‘march Days Return With Their Covert Light’ March days return with their covert light, and huge fish swim through the sky, vague earthly vapours progress…

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Fleas Interest Me So Much By Pablo Neruda

Fleas Interest Me So Much Fleas interest me so much that I let them bite me for hours. They are perfect, ancient, Sanskrit, machines that…

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Carnal Apple, Woman Filled, Burning Moon By Pablo Neruda

‘carnal Apple, Woman Filled, Burning Moon,’ Carnal apple, Woman filled, burning moon, dark smell of seaweed, crush of mud and light, what secret knowledge is…

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Your Feet By Pablo Neruda

Your Feet When I cannot look at your face I look at your feet. Your feet of arched bone, your hard little feet. I know…

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The Insect By Pablo Neruda

The Insect From your hips down to your feet I want to make a long journey. I am smaller than an insect. Over these hills…

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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.’ Perhaps not to be is to be without your being, without your going, that cuts…

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Lone Gentleman By Pablo Neruda

Lone Gentleman The gay young men and the love-sick girls, and the abandoned widows suffering in sleepless delirium, and the young pregnant wives of thirty…

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A Dog Has Died By Pablo Neruda

A Dog Has Died My dog has died. I buried him in the garden next to a rusted old machine. Some day I’ll join him…

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Tie Your Heart At Night To Mine, Love, By Pablo Neruda

Tie Your Heart At Night To Mine, Love, Tie your heart at night to mine, love, and both will defeat the darkness like twin drums…

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Sonnet Xiii – The Light That Rises From Your Feet To Your Hair By Pablo Neruda

Sonnet Xiii – The Light That Rises From Your Feet To Your Hair The light that rises from your feet to your hair, the strength…

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Ode to Hope By Pablo Neruda

Ode to Hope Oceanic dawn at the center of my life, waves like grapes, the sky’s solitude, you fill me and flood the complete sea,…

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