Category Archives: Neruda Pablo

Ode to a Naked Beauty by Pablo Neruda

With chaste heart, and pure eyes I celebrate you, my beauty, restraining my blood so that the line surges and follows your contour, and you bed yourself in my verse, as in woodland, or wave-spume: earth’s perfume, sea’s music. Nakedly … Continue reading

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One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII by Pablo Neruda

I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz, or arrow of carnations that propagate fire: I love you as one loves certain obscure things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul. I love you as … Continue reading

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Ode to a Large Tuna in the Market by Pablo Neruda

Here, among the market vegetables, this torpedo from the ocean depths, a missile that swam, now lying in front of me dead. Surrounded by the earth’s green froth —these lettuces, bunches of carrots— only you lived through the sea’s truth, … Continue reading

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