Monday, March 22, 2010

‘carnal Apple, Woman Filled, Burning Moon,’ Comments

Rating: 3.4
Carnal apple, Woman filled, burning moon,
dark smell of seaweed, crush of mud and light,
what secret knowledge is clasped between your pillars?


Pablo Neruda
Amit Shukla 18 November 2020
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Gayatri Phukan 11 August 2020
Love is a war of lighting wounderfull
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Unnikrishnan E S 24 November 2018
Love is a war of lightning, and two bodies ruined by a single sweetness. Kiss by kiss I cover your tiny infinity, What other words can express love better than this!
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Unnikrishnan E S 07 October 2018
And the first line, “Carnal Apple, woman filled, Burning Moon”.... Burning moon! Moon is always attached to sexuality and woman’s form... By using the adjective “burning”, does he not allude to the female sexuality too?
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Unnikrishnan E S 07 October 2018
A very Nerudian poem. Ascribing sensuality to the body of a woman.. the phrase ‘carnal apple’ stands for the female body and sensual pleasure man attaches to it. At the same time apple refers to the ‘original sin’. Not word goes waste in the poem. Though highly sensual, the poem never entertains obscenity. Wonderful write.
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Aamir Sheikh 18 June 2016
Awsome one :)
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Fabrizio Frosini 24 November 2015
This poem by Pablo Neruda is filled with much sensual imagery that beautifully paints the image of a woman without sounding obscene, as expected from him. With the very first phrase “carnal apple”, Neruda sets the mood for the rest of the poem. The “apple”?alluding to the forbidden fruit of good and evil in the Garden of Eden?that is “carnal” suggests the speaker is describing his audience (the woman) as a tempting, bodily pleasure, and this idea is continued throughout the rest of the poem. [wordsmorgasbord]
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Gigi Levin 12 September 2014
Nihoulu, shut the heck up. Nobody wants to read that kind of filth about poetry. You need to get a life.
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Colleen Courtney 07 June 2014
Love the subtle sexuality of this particular poem.
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A message about carnality Very enlightening
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Brian Jani 27 April 2014
Awesome I like this poem, check mine out 
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Brian Jani 27 April 2014
Awesome I like this poem, check mine out 
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Brian Jani 27 April 2014
Awesome I like this poem, check mine out 
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Brian Jani 27 April 2014
Awesome I like this poem, check mine out 
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Patricia Grantham 10 April 2014
Such a passionate write. Full of love and sweetness. Every word dripping with honey. Your way with words is excellent. Touche.
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Usha Ramani 07 March 2014
Riveting words! ! So intense!
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Joan Balmania 24 October 2013
Very sensual yet very artistic. Neruda really has a control over abstract and imagery.
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B. Laxmi Priya 17 July 2013
An absolutely original composition. Sensuous to the very core. And unforgettable imagery.
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Hsiaoshuang Chin 21 November 2012
A woman's body during lovemaking will never look the same again after reading this poem!
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Gene Rogers 30 October 2012
I really like this poem in it's simplistic approach but yet elitism way he writes. I find a simple choice of subject so delightful in his approach to to address this subject.
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