Pablo Neruda

(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral)

Luminous Mind, Bright Devil - Poem by Pablo Neruda

Luminous mind, bright devil
of absolute clusterings, of upright noon---:
here we are at last, alone, without loneliness,
far from the savage city's delirium.

Just as a pure line describes the dove's curve,
as the fire honors and nourishes peace,
so you and I made this heavenly outcome.
The mind and love live naked in this house.

Furious dreams, rivers of bitter certainty,
decisions harder than the dreams of a hammer
flowed into the lovers' double cup,

until those twins were lifted into balance
on the scale: the mind and love, like two wings.
---So this transparency was built.


Comments about Luminous Mind, Bright Devil by Pablo Neruda

  • Indira Renganathan (11/7/2016 7:55:00 AM)

    the mind and love, like two wings.
    - -So this transparency was built.....wonderful expression...10
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  • Brian Jani (4/27/2014 6:06:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out  (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 22, 2010



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