Pablo Neruda

(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral)

Pablo Neruda Quotes

  • ''“I love you as one loves certain dark things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.” ''
    ― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets
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  • ''“In the eyes of mourning the land of dreams begins.” ''
    ― Pablo Neruda
  • ''“I dont want to go on being a root in the dark,
    vacillating, stretched out, shivering with sleep,
    downward, in the soaked guts of the earth,
    absorbing and thinking, eating each day.” ''
  • ''“I like on the table,
    when were speaking,
    the light of a bottle
    of intelligent wine.” ''
  • ''“By night, Love, tie your heart to mine, and the two
    together in their sleep will defeat the darkness” ''
  • ''“I love all things, not only the grand but the infinitely small: thimble, spurs, plates, flower vases.....” ''
  • ''“Like a jar you housed infinite tenderness
    And the infinite tenderness shattered you like a jar.”''
  • ''“How much does a man live, after all?/ Does he live a thousand days, or one only?
    For a week, or for several centuries?/ How long does a man spend dying?/ What does it mean to say for ever? ” ''
    ― Pablo Neruda
  • ''“I have forgotten your love, yet I seem to glimpse you in every window.”''
  • ''“I don’t love you as if you were the salt-rose, topaz
    or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:
    I love you as certain dark things are loved,
    secretly, between the shadow and the soul.” ''

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Best Poem of Pablo Neruda

If You Forget Me

I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,...

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Some Beasts

It was the twilight of the iguana:

From a rainbowing battlement,
a tongue like a javelin
lunging in verdure;
an ant heap treading the jungle,
monastic, on musical feet;
the guanaco, oxygen-fine
in the high places swarthed with distances,

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