Pablo Neruda

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

Your Feet - Poem by Pablo Neruda

When I cannot look at your face
I look at your feet.
Your feet of arched bone,
your hard little feet.
I know that they support you,
and that your sweet weight
rises upon them.
Your waist and your breasts,
the doubled purple
of your nipples,
the sockets of your eyes
that have just flown away,
your wide fruit mouth,
your red tresses,
my little tower.
But I love your feet
only because they walked
upon the earth and upon
the wind and upon the waters,
until they found me.

Comments about Your Feet by Pablo Neruda

  • Gold Star - 13,854 Points Susan Williams (11/17/2015 12:26:00 AM)

    Is this the only poem written to the feet? Who knew it would be so sensual and so full of love (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Miranda Chosay (8/9/2012 1:19:00 PM)

    My nipples are pink not purple (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Christopher Del Monte (4/7/2012 11:49:00 AM)

    This one is just, amazing.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Christopher Del Monte (3/16/2012 1:52:00 PM)

    Holy crap....AWESOME! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rachael Pollard (3/12/2012 3:45:00 AM)

    Wow! I've just come across this because I'm painting a picture of feet and want some words of inspiration to incorporate into the picture. I'd love to quote this poem... It's beautiful and just what I'm after! Can I use a line or two in my painting? Obviously I would quote your name in the picture too.
    Not sure if that's breaking copyright rules? ? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lolo Uni (5/5/2009 11:21:00 PM)

    breathtaking............<3 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ray Almenario Jr. (2/1/2009 2:57:00 AM)

    wow, this is so beautiful.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie anonymous (3/21/2008 6:43:00 PM)

    very well written and lovely
    great job, keep writing pablo (Report) Reply

  • Rookie daughter of a seafoam (9/15/2007 11:57:00 AM)

    pablo... you never fail to impress me with your greatness (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,939 Points john tiong chunghoo (7/4/2006 6:10:00 AM)

    this is so imaginative. i would love to write poems of such magnificent sentiments. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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