Brown And Agile Child Poem by Pablo Neruda

Brown And Agile Child

Rating: 3.3

Brown and agile child, the sun which forms the fruit
And ripens the grain and twists the seaweed
Has made your happy body and your luminous eyes
And given your mouth the smile of water.

A black and anguished sun is entangled in the twigs
Of your black mane when you hold out your arms.
You play in the sun as in a tidal river
And it leaves two dark pools in your eyes.

Brown and agile child, nothing draws me to you,
Everything pulls away from me here in the noon.
You are the delirious youth of bee,
The drunkedness of the wave, the power of the wheat.

My somber heart seeks you always
I love your happy body, your rich, soft voice.
Dusky butterfly, sweet and sure
Like the wheatfiled, the sun, the poppy, and the water.

Brown And Agile Child
John Tiong Chunghoo 01 July 2006

Brown and agile child, nothing draws me to you, this line is contradictory to the poem pablo. otherwise, beautiful.

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Brian Jani 27 April 2014

Awesome I like this poem, check mine out 

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Captain Herbert Poetry 27 April 2014

A poem of natural nurturing the child. Eminently excellent

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Steven Avitabile 12 August 2015

A perfect poem to quote for the blessing at my niece's wedding. I still remember it from Jackson Brown's record long ago...

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Indira Renganathan 25 October 2016

Very humane and touching poem- 10

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Chinedu Dike 22 March 2022

Deep, insightful and thought provoking....

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Jeanette Telusma 23 December 2021

Totally beautiful in it's entirety. It encapsulates the essence of the title very well.

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 21 August 2020

As always brilliant with expression and writing craftsmanship, outstanding piece 10++

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Kevin Patrick 21 August 2020

An exceptional piece of poetry from the hand of a true poet, it weaves itself with fragility and rich sensuality. Pure passion and delight.

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Shaun Cronick 21 August 2020

The great man shines. And oh so, so brightly. What more is there to say except thank you Pablo. And sleep well good sir. Sleep well.

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