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 Sonnet Xvii by Pablo Neruda

  • Rookie Pearl Lleno (11/13/2006 8:28:00 PM)

    they say this poem was meant for his gay lover..any comment about this? (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,723 Points john tiong chunghoo (7/4/2006 7:54:00 AM)

    i now understand all your sad poems. you lost a part of yourself when you lost your love and that's reall painful. having to live all alone to experience the pain. that is even worse. love thsi poem pablo. give us more. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cory Arocha (10/31/2005 11:27:00 AM)

    I love how deep this poem is. I like how Neruda uses the last stanza to express how their love is, instead of plainly sayin 'we are together as one'. I just really like all of Neruda's work. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Soraya Silva (9/25/2005 4:35:00 PM)

    It truely discribe the kind of love that many people look for... one that in an instant two people become one under the same feeling of love. It makes me look foward to loving someone (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • 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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