tulips: I love you as certain dark things are to be loved


yellow tulips

yellow tulips

I just love it

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

taken by Pentax K10D, at Istanbul

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4 responses to “tulips: I love you as certain dark things are to be loved

  1. one of the best love poems ever. makes you want to find the one.

  2. I want to post quick hello and want to say appriciate for this good article.

  3. These are very beautiful colors.

  4. i love pablo neruda too:D

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