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.

by Pablo Neruda Click to read full poem

Comments (48)

Better love fix than drugs
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...... true feelings
imagine 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. then I awaking to a dream of being alone in my bed again, think about it....
imagine 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. then I awaking to the dream being alone in my bed again, think about it.....
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. great poem great write great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
PG13. I get it. I'll save this poem for some fine leisure, sometimes later.
It makes me teary-eyed to read it... so beautiful.
Would anyone know what year this poem is from?
Brilliant love poem.
“ “I love you because I know no other way” “ What a state-of-the-art love, that is selfless, undemanding, and the poet says, straight forward. Only the eternal lover Neruda can write this.
excellent loving words- 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.
Real love removes the pain and fear , and restores out true soul back to life .
No Rhyme. Just prose.
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. Simply superb. The best
I love you since I know no other way
love your diction so distilled...
Sooo beautiful and passionate...
lovely, and cuts deep in my heart.. my favourite line is I love you without knowing how, or when or from where....Wow
Wonderful poem.... you have taken the love to a different level, Awesome.
wow.... your poem is amazing.... line for line i enjoyed everyone. thnx for sharing... i am in love with your words.