By Pablo Neruda
Submitted by B.K.
Date: 2018 Feb 11
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A Whole Lotta Love

So I wait for you like a lonely house
till you will see me again and live in me.
Till then my windows ache.

Pablo Neruda

Bitter love, a violet with it's crown of thorns in a thicket of spiky passions, spear of sorrow, corolla of rage: how did you come to conquer my soul? What brought you? Pablo Neruda

Love is a clash of lightnings
Pablo Neruda

I touched you and my life stopped
Pablo Neruda

Naked you are blue like the night in Cuba,
you have vines and stars in your hair
Pablo Neruda

You are the trembling of time, that passes
between vertical light and darkened sky
Pablo Neruda

Oh invade me with your scalding mouth,
search me if you like, with your nocturnal eyes,
but allow me to sail and sleep upon your name
Pablo Neruda

I love you like the plant that does not bloom
and carries in itself, hidden, the light of those flowers
Pablo Neruda

Love, my territory of kisses and volcanoes.
Pablo Neruda

I love you without knowing how, nor when, nor from where,
I love you directly without problems or pride:
I love you this way because I know no other way to love,
Pablo Neruda

I know you exist not just because your eyes fly
and give light to things like an open window
Pablo Neruda

I love the piece of earth you are,
because in all the planetary prairies
I do not have another star. You repeat
the multiplication of the universe.
Pablo Neruda

I repeated: come with me, as if I were dying,
and no one saw in my mouth the moon that was bleeding,
no one saw the blood that was rising into the silence.
Oh love, now let us forget the star with thorns!
Pablo Neruda

I loved you without knowing it, and I looked for your memory.
In empty houses I entered with a lantern to steal your portrait
Pablo Neruda

No one will retrieve my lost heart
amidst so many roots, in the bitter freshness
of the sun multiplied by the fury of the water,
there the shadow lives that does not travel with me.
Pablo Neruda

From all the graces of my homeland
I chose only your savage heart.
Pablo Neruda

Of so much moon were your hips to me,
of all the sun your deep mouth and its delight,
of so much burning light like honey in the shade
Pablo Neruda

from that terrible love the soft pure hands
gave peace to my eyes and sun to my senses.
Pablo Neruda

Come see the cherry trees of a water constellation
and the round key of the rapid universe,
come touch the fire of instantaneous blue,
come before its petals are consumed.
Pablo Neruda

my beauty, flower by flower, star by star,
wave by wave, love, I have counted your body.
Pablo Neruda

Love brought its tail of pains,
its long static beam of thorns,
and we close our eyes so that nothing,
so that no wound will separate us.
Pablo Neruda

They lie those that say I lost the moon,
those that prophesized my fate of sand,
they assert so many things with cold tongues:
they wish to ban the flower of the universe.
Pablo Neruda

Before loving you, love, nothing was mine:
I hesitated through the streets and things:
nothing mattered or had a name:
the world was of the air that I awaited.
Pablo Neruda

I cannot quit your love without dying.
Pablo Neruda

You will fall with me as a stone in the grave

Pablo Neruda
100 Love Sonnets