True Love…

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 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 fragrance,
risen darkly 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 and I fall asleep.

-Pablo Neruda


8 thoughts on “True Love…”

  1. Great poet
    i love it  its from the heart.tx for sharing..
    btw…i love t switch
    today i had car accident  coz of the fact that the road  changed in a skating area in  shrot time
    i hate winter  Marilena…its so dangerous on the road. u have no idea.
    This morning i saw more accidents  in one half hour  than in a whole year
    tc and  enjoy the sun
    warm  hugs from icy Belgium

  2. hehe yeah we really don’t have that problem in Cyprus! Car accidents sadly happen anyway :/

  3. Hi there you have written so nicely
    the words are so beautiful.
    makes me want it but no i cant make it my need coz if love becomes my need i might again breab down and then never b able to stand.
    Keep up the good work.

  4. aww thanx but of course the poem is not mine 🙂 still happy to able to post it though
    thanks for your kind words

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