The perfect way to describe love

Hi everybody, dear readers and loyal subbies.

Not to be sappy or a hopeless romantic but the Poem One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII by Pablo Neruda describes to me the true meaning of love. I learned of this poem several years ago when I watched the film Patch Adams. When reading this poem to his object of his affection he wanted to show his true feelings towards her.

I honestly believe that reading and hearing this poem in Spanish would sound even better but the below words will always mean a lot to me.

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 the plant that doesn’t bloom but carries
the light of those flowers, hidden, within itself,
and thanks to your love the tight aroma that arose
from the earth lives dimly in my body.
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you directly without problems or pride:
I love you like this because I don’t know any other way to love,
except in this form in which I am not nor are you,
so close that your hand upon my chest is mine,
so close that your eyes close with my dreams.


I know this was a little different than the posts you are usually used to  from me, but I felt like sharing this great poem from Pablo Neruda. I hope you all enjoyed reading the words of this sadly departed poet, whom I am  sure still inspires multiple people around the world. For my last post click here. Until next post friends!


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