‘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 clasped between your pillars?

by Pablo Neruda Click to read full poem

Comments (42)

Love is a war of lightning, and two bodies ruined by a single sweetness. Kiss by kiss I cover your tiny infinity, What other words can express love better than this!
And the first line, “Carnal Apple, woman filled, Burning Moon”.... Burning moon! Moon is always attached to sexuality and woman’s form... By using the adjective “burning”, does he not allude to the female sexuality too?
A very Nerudian poem. Ascribing sensuality to the body of a woman.. the phrase ‘carnal apple’ stands for the female body and sensual pleasure man attaches to it. At the same time apple refers to the ‘original sin’. Not word goes waste in the poem. Though highly sensual, the poem never entertains obscenity. Wonderful write.
Awsome one :)
This poem by Pablo Neruda is filled with much sensual imagery that beautifully paints the image of a woman without sounding obscene, as expected from him. With the very first phrase “carnal apple”, Neruda sets the mood for the rest of the poem. The “apple”―alluding to the forbidden fruit of good and evil in the Garden of Eden―that is “carnal” suggests the speaker is describing his audience (the woman) as a tempting, bodily pleasure, and this idea is continued throughout the rest of the poem. [wordsmorgasbord]
The mans words translate into the sensuality of an artistic orgasm, people with high moral value may not like this, but for those who value truth and beauty this is great stuff/
Nihoulu, shut the heck up. Nobody wants to read that kind of filth about poetry. You need to get a life.
Love the subtle sexuality of this particular poem.
A message about carnality Very enlightening
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Such a passionate write. Full of love and sweetness. Every word dripping with honey. Your way with words is excellent. Touche.
Natural love though a lust but the moment wow..be nothing but light in the dark. A lightening into the heart through the darkness (privacy) of dark lovely Loved him my ...Pablo Neruda
Riveting words! ! So intense!
Very sensual yet very artistic. Neruda really has a control over abstract and imagery.
An absolutely original composition. Sensuous to the very core. And unforgettable imagery.
A woman's body during lovemaking will never look the same again after reading this poem!
I really like this poem in it's simplistic approach but yet elitism way he writes. I find a simple choice of subject so delightful in his approach to to address this subject.