Pablo Neruda

(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral / Chile)

Sonnet XVII Poem by Pablo Neruda


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,
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Comments about this poem (Sonnet XVII by Pablo Neruda )

  • Rookie Lara W.a (7/13/2005 7:43:00 AM)

    lurve this! reminds me of that love felt between a nightingale & a statue (the happy prince - oscar wilde) (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Gabriel Vanmason (2/21/2005 2:03:00 AM)

    Truly, one of the most beautiful poems ever written. This poem encompasses the meaning of true love, and what it should be! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Iga Kulig (1/13/2005 11:45:00 AM)

    that's fully love, with all its shades and beauty, love that is not rosy and sweet but that is true (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lenchen Elf (12/24/2004 7:17:00 PM)

    ...and this is love as I know it, 'because I know no other way': -) (Report) Reply



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