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And Because Love Battles

Rating: 3.4

And because love battles
not only in its burning agricultures
but also in the mouth of men and women,
I will finish off by taking the path away
to those who between my chest and your fragrance
want to interpose their obscure plant.

About me, nothing worse
they will tell you, my love,
than what I told you.

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Mimi Mata 13 July 2010

SEE...This is why Neruda is my favorite poet of 'all time'... And because love battles not only in its burning agricultures but also in the mouth of men and women, I will finish off by taking the path away to those who between my chest and your fragrance want to interpose their obscure plant.

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Jack Williams 24 August 2009

Love requires no explanation. Quite right!

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James Sides 01 August 2008

About me, nothing worse they will tell you, my love, than what I told you. Thats a beautiful stanza

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Sohini Sengupta 25 March 2012

people always have a say about how to water your garden...what flower to plant.... leaving their own gardens uncatered. this poem shows depth of love...that chooses, notwithstanding faults and grave pasts...... it is a beautiful poem nothing hopelessly petrarchan..or metaphysical.... but a genuine poem.

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Damian Mccoy 25 April 2007

The last paragraph, My god the voice of the master of emotion, i feel his work sometimes so heavily that it makes me cry with joy that there once a man alive not afraid to write the truth of true love, so never relenting in the mind in the beholder yet so fleeting. He knew no fear, Dee

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Ratnakar Mandlik 19 June 2020

Fire and tenderness of true love marvelously narrated. Well deserved modern poem of the day.

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Mahtab Bangalee 19 June 2020

Love Name of battle on the field of incomprehensible mind Love wins Where the mind firely burns everything Love Knows not good or bad way of life But for great unity it's ready to ultimate sacrifice

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Nice one.. real love.. clear 10 No fairy tales Saturday,19th June 2010 Love has its path the confidence and faith with commitment till the last breathe and adoring the death Hasmukh Mehta

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Kumarmani Mahakul 19 June 2020

Tomorrow we will only give them a leaf of the tree of our love, a leaf which will fall on the earth...... meaningful lines with lofty theme. Beautiful poem by Pablo Neruda.

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Dr Antony Theodore 19 June 2020

like if it had been made by our lips like a kiss which falls from our invincible heights to show the fire and the tenderness of a true love.- wonderful poem of the great Pablo. tony

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