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Drunk As Drunk

Rating: 3.5

Translated from the Spanish by Christopher Logue

Drunk as drunk on turpentine
From your open kisses,
Your wet body wedged
Between my wet body and the strake
Of our boat that is made of flowers,
Feasted, we guide it - our fingers
Like tallows adorned with yellow metal -
Over the sky's hot rim,
The day's last breath in our sails.

Pinned by the sun between solstice
And equinox, drowsy and tangled together
We drifted for months and woke
With the bitter taste of land on our lips,
Eyelids all sticky, and we longed for lime
And the sound of a rope
Lowering a bucket down its well. Then,
We came by night to the Fortunate Isles,
And lay like fish
Under the net of our kisses.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Andrew Moss 17 February 2010

Amazing, great example of why Neruda is my favourite poet. But why do people leave comments on all his poems which seem to imply that they are speaking directly to him, or comments which are addressed to him: 'Hola Pablo, Your an excellent poet. Well done. Hasta Luego' He's dead. Shut up

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Brian Jani 27 April 2014

Awesome I like this poem, check mine out 

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Walter Schultz 16 April 2010

Hola, Pablo, ¡Usted es un poeta excelente! Hasta luego.

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Ryan Heap 09 March 2008

you would be drunk as drunk on turpentine not to give this poem a 10

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Dr.subhendu Kar 21 October 2007

mystically unique poem coursed through powerful metaphors embracing the search continnum, irrestibly peeling the eyes.............

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Nafis Shadhin 03 July 2020

I always like poem of pablo neruda. this poem is also a milestone of love and sorrow. Nice to reas.

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Sanjibsaha Aniketa 22 December 2019

We came by night to the Fortunate Isles, And lay like fish Under the net of our kisses...... Lovely poem

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Navod Dilhara 29 November 2019

Great and brimful of heart touching sense.

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Unnikrishnan E S 25 November 2018

Exquisitely crafted poem, so sensual.

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A beautifully crafted write that delights all.

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