Between the Shadow and the Soul

Posted by
Sarah Katherine (Suisse, Switzerland) on 27 June 2015 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Sonnet XVII

"I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way than this:

where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep. "

— Pablo Neruda.

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fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Lovely moment! Very beautiful.

27 Jun 2015 5:51am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

One of those special moments only birds seem to offer . .

27 Jun 2015 5:53am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice!
L O V E L Y !!!!!

27 Jun 2015 10:24am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice

27 Jun 2015 1:19pm

Ardith from Henrico, United States

Such beauty...thanks for sharing the lovely poem.

27 Jun 2015 1:57pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

A wonderful moment superbly captured ... the silhouettes and light are gorgeous !!!

27 Jun 2015 8:26pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

magnifique

28 Jun 2015 7:14am

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