Love Poem #2: One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII
Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? So we'll be bringing you some of our favorite love poems that will leave you sighing and swooning! Even better, they also double as quotables if you choose to personalize your vows:
Today, we have a poem from Latin American poet Pablu Neruda. He was known as the best Spanish language poet of his generation, but even translated, you can tell he knows a thing or two about love. You can read more of his poems from poetryfoundation.org.
I dont love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz,
or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:
I love you as one loves certain obscure things,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.
I love you as the plant that doesnt bloom but carries
the light of those flowers, hidden, within itself,
and thanks to your love the tight aroma that arose
from the earth lives dimly in my body.
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you directly without problems or pride:
I love you like this because I dont know any other way to love,
except in this form in which I am not nor are you,
so close that your hand upon my chest is mine,
so close that your eyes close with my dreams.
Posted by Natalie T.