poet Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda

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Your Feet

When I cannot look at your face
I look at your feet.
Your feet of arched bone,
your hard little feet.
I know that they support you,
and that your sweet weight
rises upon them.
Your waist and your breasts,
the doubled purple
of your nipples,
the sockets of your eyes
that have just flown away,
your wide fruit mouth,
your red tresses,
my little tower.
But I love your feet
only because they walked
upon the earth and upon
the wind and upon the waters,
until they found me.

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • Chris P. Bacon (12/11/2019 8:44:00 AM)

    The part about looking at the persons made me cry out in laughter (yes I am very immature) .

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  • Anonymous (2/1/2019 8:00:00 PM)

    Good Pablo. Keep on writing such beautiful poems.

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  • Chaman sharma (2/1/2019 7:56:00 PM)

    Last lines of poem are so appreciable. Thank you Pablo. Write more on this.

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  • Unnikrishnan E S (12/13/2018 9:34:00 PM)

    Amazing poem of love, adoration. Feet can be so sensual! ! ! And the closing?
    “I love your feet.......
    Only because they walked
    Upon earth...
    ... until they found me..” great...

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (11/17/2015 12:26:00 AM)

    Is this the only poem written to the feet? Who knew it would be so sensual and so full of love

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  • Miranda Chosay (8/9/2012 1:19:00 PM)

    My nipples are pink not purple

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    Unnikrishnan E S(12/13/2018 9:36:00 PM)

    Obviously, Neruda was not speaking of you.

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  • Christopher Del Monte (4/7/2012 11:49:00 AM)

    This one is just, amazing..

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  • Christopher Del Monte (3/16/2012 1:52:00 PM)

    Holy crap....AWESOME!

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  • Rachael Pollard (3/12/2012 3:45:00 AM)

    Wow! I've just come across this because I'm painting a picture of feet and want some words of inspiration to incorporate into the picture. I'd love to quote this poem... It's beautiful and just what I'm after! Can I use a line or two in my painting? Obviously I would quote your name in the picture too.
    Not sure if that's breaking copyright rules? ?

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  • Lolo Uni (5/5/2009 11:21:00 PM)

    breathtaking............<3

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  • Ray Almenario Jr. (2/1/2009 2:57:00 AM)

    wow, this is so beautiful..

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  • anonymous (3/21/2008 6:43:00 PM)

    very well written and lovely
    great job, keep writing pablo

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  • daughter of a seafoam (9/15/2007 11:57:00 AM)

    pablo... you never fail to impress me with your greatness

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  • john tiong chunghoojohn tiong chunghoo (7/4/2006 6:10:00 AM)

    this is so imaginative. i would love to write poems of such magnificent sentiments.

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