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Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto (12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973), better known by his pen name and, later, legal name Pablo Neruda (Spanish: [ˈpaβlo neˈɾuða]), was a Chilean poet-diplomat and politician who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. Neruda became known as a poet when he was 13 years old, and wrote in a variety of styles, including surrealist poems, historical epics, overtly political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and passionate love poems such as the ones in his collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (1924).

Neruda occupied many diplomatic positions in various countries during his lifetime and served a term as a Senator for the Chilean Communist Party. When President Gabriel González Videla outlawed communism in Chile in 1948, a warrant was issued for Neruda's arrest. Friends hid him for months in the basement of a house in the port city of Valparaíso; Neruda escaped through a mountain pass near Maihue Lake into Argentina. Years later, Neruda was a close advisor to Chile's socialist President Salvador Allende. When Neruda returned to Chile after his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Allende invited him to read at the Estadio Nacional before 70,000 people.

Neruda was hospitalized with cancer in September 1973, at the time of the coup d'état led by Augusto Pinochet that overthrew Allende's government, but returned home after a few days when he suspected a doctor of injecting him with an unknown substance for the purpose of murdering him on Pinochet's orders. Neruda died in his house in Isla Negra on 23 September 1973, just hours after leaving the hospital. Although it was long reported that he died of heart failure, the Interior Ministry of the Chilean government issued a statement in 2015 acknowledging a Ministry document indicating the government's official position that "it was clearly possible and highly likely" that Neruda was killed as a result of "the intervention of third parties". However, an international forensic test conducted in 2013 rejected allegations that he was poisoned. It was concluded that he was suffering from prostate cancer. Pinochet, backed by elements of the armed forces, denied permission for Neruda's funeral to be made a public event, but thousands of grieving Chileans disobeyed the curfew and crowded the streets.

Neruda is often considered the national poet of Chile, and his works have been popular and influential worldwide. The Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez once called him "the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language", and the critic Harold Bloom included Neruda as one of the writers central to the Western tradition in his book The Western Canon.

quote by Pablo Neruda: When everything seems to be set to show me off as intelligent, the fool I always keep hidden takes over all that I say. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: When everything seems to be set to show me off as intelligent, the fool I always keep hidden takes o...

When everything seems to be set to show me off as intelligent, the fool I always keep hidden takes over all that I say.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: The moon lives in the lining of your skin. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: The moon lives in the lining of your skin....

The moon lives in the lining of your skin.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Hate is like a swordfish, working through water invisibly and then you see it coming with blood along its blade, but transparency disarms i… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Hate is like a swordfish, working through water invisibly and then you see it coming with blood alon...

Hate is like a swordfish, working through water invisibly and then you see it coming with blood along its blade, but transparency disarms it.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Let's try and avoid death in small doses, 
reminding oneself that being alive requires an effort far greater than the simple fact of breath… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Let's try and avoid death in small doses, 
reminding oneself that being alive requires an effort far...

Let's try and avoid death in small doses,
reminding oneself that being alive requires an effort far greater than the simple fact of breathing.
Only a burning patience will lead
to the attainment of a splendid happiness.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Ours is a lank country
and on the naked edge of her knife
our frail flag burns. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Ours is a lank country
and on the naked edge of her knife
our frail flag burns....

Ours is a lank country
and on the naked edge of her knife
our frail flag burns.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Beyond the earth and the shadow
the brightness of our love will stay alive. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Beyond the earth and the shadow
the brightness of our love will stay alive....

Beyond the earth and the shadow
the brightness of our love will stay alive.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Why wasn't Christopher Columbus able to discover Spain? with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Why wasn't Christopher Columbus able to discover Spain?...

Why wasn't Christopher Columbus able to discover Spain?

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: By night, Love, tie your heart to mine, and the two
 together in their sleep will defeat the darkness. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: By night, Love, tie your heart to mine, and the two
 together in their sleep will defeat the darknes...

By night, Love, tie your heart to mine, and the two
together in their sleep will defeat the darkness.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: I will die kissing your mad cold mouth,
embracing the lost bouquet of your body,
and searching for the light of your closed eyes. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: I will die kissing your mad cold mouth,
embracing the lost bouquet of your body,
and searching for t...

I will die kissing your mad cold mouth,
embracing the lost bouquet of your body,
and searching for the light of your closed eyes.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: In this part of the story I am the one who
dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you,
because I love you, Love, in fire… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: In this part of the story I am the one who
dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love...

In this part of the story I am the one who
dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you,
because I love you, Love, in fire and in blood.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: If you think it long and mad the wind of banners that passes through my life
And you decide to leave me at the shore of the heart where I h… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: If you think it long and mad the wind of banners that passes through my life
And you decide to leave...

If you think it long and mad the wind of banners that passes through my life
And you decide to leave me at the shore of the heart where I have roots
Remember
That on that day, at that hour, I shall lift my arms
And my roots will set off to seek another land.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: I walked around as you do, investigating the endless star, and in my net, during the night, I woke up naked, the only thing caught, a fish … with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: I walked around as you do, investigating the endless star, and in my net, during the night, I woke u...

I walked around as you do, investigating the endless star, and in my net, during the night, I woke up naked, the only thing caught, a fish trapped inside the wind.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: When did the lemons learn the same creed as the sun? with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: When did the lemons learn the same creed as the sun?...

When did the lemons learn the same creed as the sun?

--Pablo Neruda

quote by Pablo Neruda: Love, what a long way, to arrive at a kiss. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Love, what a long way, to arrive at a kiss....

Love, what a long way, to arrive at a kiss.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: And I watch my words from a long way off. They are more yours than mine. They climb on my old suffering like ivy. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: And I watch my words from a long way off. They are more yours than mine. They climb on my old suffer...

And I watch my words from a long way off. They are more yours than mine. They climb on my old suffering like ivy.

--Pablo Neruda

Longer Version:

And I watch my words from a long way off. They are more yours than mine. They climb on my old suffering like ivy. It climbs the same way on damp walls. You are to blame for this cruel sport. They are fleeing from my dark lair. You fill everything, you fill everything. Before you they peopled the solitude that you occupy, and they are more used to my sadness than you are. Now I want them to say what I want to say to you to make you hear as I want you to hear me.


quote by Pablo Neruda: In your eyes of mourning the land of dreams begins. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: In your eyes of mourning the land of dreams begins....

In your eyes of mourning the land of dreams begins.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Maybe someone will know I didn't weave crowns to draw blood; that I faught against mockery; that I did fill the high tide of my soul with t… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Maybe someone will know I didn't weave crowns to draw blood; that I faught against mockery; that I d...

Maybe someone will know I didn't weave crowns to draw blood; that I faught against mockery; that I did fill the high tide of my soul with truth. I repaid vileness with doves.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: With which stars do they go on speaking,the rivers that never reach the sea? with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: With which stars do they go on speaking,the rivers that never reach the sea?...

With which stars do they go on speaking,the rivers that never reach the sea?

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: I had no more alphabet
than the journeying of the swallows,
the pure and tiny water
of the small, fiery bird
that dances rising from the po… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: I had no more alphabet
than the journeying of the swallows,
the pure and tiny water
of the small, fi...

I had no more alphabet
than the journeying of the swallows,
the pure and tiny water
of the small, fiery bird
that dances rising from the pollen.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: With kisses your mouth taught me
my lips came to know fire. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: With kisses your mouth taught me
my lips came to know fire....

With kisses your mouth taught me
my lips came to know fire.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: And when you appear all the rivers sound in my body, bells shake the sky, and a hymn fills the world. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: And when you appear all the rivers sound in my body, bells shake the sky, and a hymn fills the world...

And when you appear all the rivers sound in my body, bells shake the sky, and a hymn fills the world.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: And that's why i have to go back to so many places there to find myself and constantly examine myself with no witness but the moon and then… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: And that's why i have to go back to so many places there to find myself and constantly examine mysel...

And that's why i have to go back to so many places there to find myself and constantly examine myself with no witness but the moon and then whistle with joy, ambling over rocks and clods of earth, with no task but to live, with no family but the road.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Perhaps the earth can teach us
As when everything seems dead
And later proves to be alive. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Perhaps the earth can teach us
As when everything seems dead
And later proves to be alive....

Perhaps the earth can teach us
As when everything seems dead
And later proves to be alive.

--Pablo Neruda

quote by Pablo Neruda: Shyness is a condition foreign to the heart -- a category, a dimension which leads to loneliness. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Shyness is a condition foreign to the heart -- a category, a dimension which leads to loneliness....

Shyness is a condition foreign to the heart -- a category, a dimension which leads to loneliness.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: From that terrible love the soft pure hands
gave peace to my eyes and sun to my senses. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: From that terrible love the soft pure hands
gave peace to my eyes and sun to my senses....

From that terrible love the soft pure hands
gave peace to my eyes and sun to my senses.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: I touched you and my life stopped. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: I touched you and my life stopped....

I touched you and my life stopped.

--Pablo Neruda

quote by Pablo Neruda: To love is to tilt with the lightning, two bodies routed by a single honey's sweet. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: To love is to tilt with the lightning, two bodies routed by a single honey's sweet....

To love is to tilt with the lightning, two bodies routed by a single honey's sweet.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Sometimes i get up at dawn, and even my soul is wet. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Sometimes i get up at dawn, and even my soul is wet....

Sometimes i get up at dawn, and even my soul is wet.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: I have forgotten your love, yet I seem to glimpse you in every window. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: I have forgotten your love, yet I seem to glimpse you in every window....

I have forgotten your love, yet I seem to glimpse you in every window.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: My beauty, flower by flower, star by star,
wave by wave, love, I have counted your body. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: My beauty, flower by flower, star by star,
wave by wave, love, I have counted your body....

My beauty, flower by flower, star by star,
wave by wave, love, I have counted your body.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: I spin on the circle of wave upon wave of the sea. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: I spin on the circle of wave upon wave of the sea....

I spin on the circle of wave upon wave of the sea.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: How you must have suffered getting accustomed to me, my savage, solitary soul, my name that sends them all running. So many times we have s… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: How you must have suffered getting accustomed to me, my savage, solitary soul, my name that sends th...

How you must have suffered getting accustomed to me, my savage, solitary soul, my name that sends them all running. So many times we have seen the morning star burn, kissing our eyes, and over our heads the grey light unwinds in turning fans.

--Pablo Neruda

quote by Pablo Neruda: Only a burning patience will lead to the attainment of a splendid happiness. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Only a burning patience will lead to the attainment of a splendid happiness....

Only a burning patience will lead to the attainment of a splendid happiness.

--Pablo Neruda

quote by Pablo Neruda: My feet will want to walk to where you are sleeping
but
I shall go on living. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: My feet will want to walk to where you are sleeping
but
I shall go on living....

My feet will want to walk to where you are sleeping
but
I shall go on living.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: We open the halves of a miracle, and a clotting of acids brims into the starry divisions: creation's original juices, irreducible, changele… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: We open the halves of a miracle, and a clotting of acids brims into the starry divisions: creation's...

We open the halves of a miracle, and a clotting of acids brims into the starry divisions: creation's original juices, irreducible, changeless, alive: so the freshness lives on.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: So the freshness lives on in a lemon, in the sweet-smelling house of the rind, the proportions, arcane and acerb. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: So the freshness lives on in a lemon, in the sweet-smelling house of the rind, the proportions, arca...

So the freshness lives on in a lemon, in the sweet-smelling house of the rind, the proportions, arcane and acerb.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: I don't want to go on being a root in the dark, vacillating, stretched out, shivering with sleep, downward, in the soaked guts of the earth… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: I don't want to go on being a root in the dark, vacillating, stretched out, shivering with sleep, do...

I don't want to go on being a root in the dark, vacillating, stretched out, shivering with sleep, downward, in the soaked guts of the earth, absorbing and thinking, eating each day.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: So I wait for you like a lonely house till you will see me again and live in me. Till then my windows ache. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: So I wait for you like a lonely house till you will see me again and live in me. Till then my window...

So I wait for you like a lonely house till you will see me again and live in me. Till then my windows ache.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: While inside, a ferocious love wound around
and around me-till it pierced me with its thorns, its sword,
slashing a seared road through my … with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: While inside, a ferocious love wound around
and around me-till it pierced me with its thorns, its sw...

While inside, a ferocious love wound around
and around me-till it pierced me with its thorns, its sword,
slashing a seared road through my heart
100 Love Sonnets by Pablo Neruda, translated by Stephen Tapscott.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading....

The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: I've come within range of hate. Terrifying, its tremors, its dizzying obsessions. Hate's like a swordfish invisible in the water, knifing s… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: I've come within range of hate. Terrifying, its tremors, its dizzying obsessions. Hate's like a swor...

I've come within range of hate. Terrifying, its tremors, its dizzying obsessions. Hate's like a swordfish invisible in the water, knifing suddenly into sight with blood on its blade- clear water misleads you.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: I am everybody and every time, I always call myself by your name. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: I am everybody and every time, I always call myself by your name....

I am everybody and every time, I always call myself by your name.

--Pablo Neruda

quote by Pablo Neruda: Joyful, joyful, joyful, as only dogs know how to be happy with only the autonomy of their shameless spirit. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Joyful, joyful, joyful, as only dogs know how to be happy with only the autonomy of their shameless ...

Joyful, joyful, joyful, as only dogs know how to be happy with only the autonomy of their shameless spirit.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Someone will ask later, sometimes searching for a name, his own or someone's else's why I neglected his sadness or his love... But I didn't… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Someone will ask later, sometimes searching for a name, his own or someone's else's why I neglected ...

Someone will ask later, sometimes searching for a name, his own or someone's else's why I neglected his sadness or his love... But I didn't have enough time or ink for everyone. Or maybe it was the strain of the city, of time the cold heart of the clocks.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: No one will retrieve my lost heart
amidst so many roots, in the bitter freshness
of the sun multiplied by the fury of the water,
there the … with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: No one will retrieve my lost heart
amidst so many roots, in the bitter freshness
of the sun multipli...

No one will retrieve my lost heart
amidst so many roots, in the bitter freshness
of the sun multiplied by the fury of the water,
there the shadow lives that does not travel with me.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Don't leave me, even for an hour, because then the little drops of anguish will all run together, the smoke that roams looking for a home w… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Don't leave me, even for an hour, because then the little drops of anguish will all run together, th...

Don't leave me, even for an hour, because then the little drops of anguish will all run together, the smoke that roams looking for a home will drift into me, choking my lost heart.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: To feel the affection that comes from those whom we do not know ... widens out the boundaries of our being, and unites all living things. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: To feel the affection that comes from those whom we do not know ... widens out the boundaries of our...

To feel the affection that comes from those whom we do not know ... widens out the boundaries of our being, and unites all living things.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Your house sounds like a train at midday,
the wasps buzz, the saucepans sing,
the waterfall enumerates the deeds of the dew. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Your house sounds like a train at midday,
the wasps buzz, the saucepans sing,
the waterfall enumerat...

Your house sounds like a train at midday,
the wasps buzz, the saucepans sing,
the waterfall enumerates the deeds of the dew.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: You will fall with me as a stone in the grave. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: You will fall with me as a stone in the grave....

You will fall with me as a stone in the grave.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Of so much moon were your hips to me,
of all the sun your deep mouth and its delight,
of so much burning light like honey in the shade. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Of so much moon were your hips to me,
of all the sun your deep mouth and its delight,
of so much bur...

Of so much moon were your hips to me,
of all the sun your deep mouth and its delight,
of so much burning light like honey in the shade.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Your eyes have the colour of the moon. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Your eyes have the colour of the moon....

Your eyes have the colour of the moon.

--Pablo Neruda

quote by Pablo Neruda: I have hunger for your mouth, for your voice, for your hair. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: I have hunger for your mouth, for your voice, for your hair....

I have hunger for your mouth, for your voice, for your hair.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: He who has nothing--it has been said many times--has nothing to lose but his chains. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: He who has nothing--it has been said many times--has nothing to lose but his chains....

He who has nothing--it has been said many times--has nothing to lose but his chains.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: The best poet is the man who delivers our daily bread: the local baker. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: The best poet is the man who delivers our daily bread: the local baker....

The best poet is the man who delivers our daily bread: the local baker.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: I should like to sleep like a cat, with all the fur of time, with a tongue rough as flint, with the dry sex of fire; and after speaking to … with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: I should like to sleep like a cat, with all the fur of time, with a tongue rough as flint, with the ...

I should like to sleep like a cat, with all the fur of time, with a tongue rough as flint, with the dry sex of fire; and after speaking to no one, stretch myself over the world, over roofs and landscapes, with a passionate desire to hunt the rats in my dreams.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Conspirators in pajamas who exchange deep kisses for passwords. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Conspirators in pajamas who exchange deep kisses for passwords....

Conspirators in pajamas who exchange deep kisses for passwords.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: And what has become of it, where is that onetime love? Now it is the grave of a bird, a drop of black quartz, a chunk of wood eroded by the… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: And what has become of it, where is that onetime love? Now it is the grave of a bird, a drop of blac...

And what has become of it, where is that onetime love? Now it is the grave of a bird, a drop of black quartz, a chunk of wood eroded by the rain.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Perhaps this war will pass like the others which divided us leaving us dead, killing us along with the killers but the shame of this time p… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Perhaps this war will pass like the others which divided us leaving us dead, killing us along with t...

Perhaps this war will pass like the others which divided us leaving us dead, killing us along with the killers but the shame of this time puts its burning fingers to our faces. Who will erase the ruthlessness hidden in innocent blood?

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: If each day falls 
inside each night, 
there exists a well 
where clarity is imprisoned. 
 
We need to sit on the rim 
of the well of… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: If each day falls 
inside each night, 
there exists a well 
where clarity is imprisoned. 
 
We ...

If each day falls
inside each night,
there exists a well
where clarity is imprisoned.

We need to sit on the rim
of the well of darkness
and fish for fallen light
with patience.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Oh, may your silhouette never dissolve on the beach;

may your eyelids never flutter into the empty

distance.

Don't leave me for a sec… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Oh, may your silhouette never dissolve on the beach;

may your eyelids never flutter into the empty...

Oh, may your silhouette never dissolve on the beach;

may your eyelids never flutter into the empty

distance.

Don't leave me for a second, my dearest.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Is 4 the same 4 for everybody? Are all sevens equal? When the convict ponders the light is it the same light that shines on you? with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Is 4 the same 4 for everybody? Are all sevens equal? When the convict ponders the light is it the sa...

Is 4 the same 4 for everybody? Are all sevens equal? When the convict ponders the light is it the same light that shines on you?

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Once more I am the silent one who came out of the distance wrapped in cold rain and bells: I owe to earth's pure death the will to sprout. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Once more I am the silent one who came out of the distance wrapped in cold rain and bells: I owe to ...

Once more I am the silent one who came out of the distance wrapped in cold rain and bells: I owe to earth's pure death the will to sprout.

--Pablo Neruda

quote by Pablo Neruda: From scarlet to powdered gold, to blazing yellow, to the rare ashen emerald, to the orange and black velvet of your shimmering corselet, ou… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: From scarlet to powdered gold, to blazing yellow, to the rare ashen emerald, to the orange and black...

From scarlet to powdered gold, to blazing yellow, to the rare ashen emerald, to the orange and black velvet of your shimmering corselet, out to the tip that like an amber thorn begins you, small, superlative being, you are a miracle, and you blaze.

--Pablo Neruda

quote by Pablo Neruda: I hunger for your sleek laugh and your hands the color of a furious harvest. I want to eat the sunbeams flaring in your beauty. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: I hunger for your sleek laugh and your hands the color of a furious harvest. I want to eat the sunbe...

I hunger for your sleek laugh and your hands the color of a furious harvest. I want to eat the sunbeams flaring in your beauty.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body... and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight, hunting for you, for your hot hea… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body... and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twil...

I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body... and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight, hunting for you, for your hot heart, like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue.

--Pablo Neruda


quote by Pablo Neruda: Will our life not be a tunnel between two vague clarities? Or will it not be a clarity between two dark triangles? with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Will our life not be a tunnel between two vague clarities? Or will it not be a clarity between two d...

Will our life not be a tunnel between two vague clarities? Or will it not be a clarity between two dark triangles?

--Pablo Neruda

quote by Pablo Neruda: In the end, everyone is aware of this:
nobody keeps any of what he has,
and life is only a borrowing of bones. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: In the end, everyone is aware of this:
nobody keeps any of what he has,
and life is only a borrowing...

In the end, everyone is aware of this:
nobody keeps any of what he has,
and life is only a borrowing of bones.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: I do not love you-except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, from waiting to not waiting for you my heart moves from th… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: I do not love you-except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, from waiting to not...

I do not love you-except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, from waiting to not waiting for you my heart moves from the cold into the fire.

--Pablo Neruda

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I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing love for you Is that I do not see you but love you blindly. Maybe January light will consume My heart with its cruel Ray, stealing my key to true calm. In this part of the story I am the one who Dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you, Because I love you, Love, in fire and blood.



quote by Pablo Neruda: We are dust and to dust return. In the end we're neither air, nor fire, nor water, just dirt, neither more nor less, just dirt, and maybe s… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: We are dust and to dust return. In the end we're neither air, nor fire, nor water, just dirt, neithe...

We are dust and to dust return. In the end we're neither air, nor fire, nor water, just dirt, neither more nor less, just dirt, and maybe some yellow flowers.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Today is today, and yesterday is gone. There is no doubt. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Today is today, and yesterday is gone. There is no doubt....

Today is today, and yesterday is gone. There is no doubt.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Writing poetry, we live among the wild beasts, and when we touch a man, the stuff of someone in whom we believed, and he goes to pieces lik… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Writing poetry, we live among the wild beasts, and when we touch a man, the stuff of someone in whom...

Writing poetry, we live among the wild beasts, and when we touch a man, the stuff of someone in whom we believed, and he goes to pieces like a rotten pie, you... gather together whatever can be salvaged, while I cup my hands around the live coal of life.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: I think it was very informative, but a lot still needs to be done. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: I think it was very informative, but a lot still needs to be done....

I think it was very informative, but a lot still needs to be done.

--Pablo Neruda


quote by Pablo Neruda: But when I call for a hero, out comes my lazy old self; so I never know who I am, nor how many I am or will be. I'd love to be able to touc… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: But when I call for a hero, out comes my lazy old self; so I never know who I am, nor how many I am ...

But when I call for a hero, out comes my lazy old self; so I never know who I am, nor how many I am or will be. I'd love to be able to touch a bell and summon the real me, because if I really need myself, I mustn't disappear.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: I was born anew, owner of my own darkness. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: I was born anew, owner of my own darkness....

I was born anew, owner of my own darkness.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: There's a country spread out in the sky, a credulous carpet of rainbows and crepuscular plants: I move toward it just a bit haggardly, tram… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: There's a country spread out in the sky, a credulous carpet of rainbows and crepuscular plants: I mo...

There's a country spread out in the sky, a credulous carpet of rainbows and crepuscular plants: I move toward it just a bit haggardly, trampling a gravedigger's rubble still moist from the spade to dream in a bedlam of vegetables.

--Pablo Neruda

quote by Pablo Neruda: I will bring you flowers from the mountains, bluebells, dark hazels, and rustic baskets of kisses. I want to do with you what spring does w… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: I will bring you flowers from the mountains, bluebells, dark hazels, and rustic baskets of kisses. I...

I will bring you flowers from the mountains, bluebells, dark hazels, and rustic baskets of kisses. I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: The tomato offers its gift of fiery color and cool completeness. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: The tomato offers its gift of fiery color and cool completeness....

The tomato offers its gift of fiery color and cool completeness.

--Pablo Neruda

quote by Pablo Neruda: I want to see the thirst
inside the syllables
I want to touch the fire
in the sound:
I want to feel the darkness
of the cry. I want
w… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: I want to see the thirst
inside the syllables
I want to touch the fire
in the sound:
I want to f...

I want to see the thirst
inside the syllables
I want to touch the fire
in the sound:
I want to feel the darkness
of the cry. I want
words as rough
as virgin rocks.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Like them you are tall and taciturn, and you are sad, all at once, like a voyage. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Like them you are tall and taciturn, and you are sad, all at once, like a voyage....

Like them you are tall and taciturn, and you are sad, all at once, like a voyage.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: And the verse falls to the soul like dew to the pasture. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: And the verse falls to the soul like dew to the pasture....

And the verse falls to the soul like dew to the pasture.

--Pablo Neruda
quote by Pablo Neruda: Naked you are blue like the night in Cuba,
you have vines and stars in your hair,. with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Naked you are blue like the night in Cuba,
you have vines and stars in your hair,....

Naked you are blue like the night in Cuba,
you have vines and stars in your hair,.

--Pablo Neruda

quote by Pablo Neruda: Bitter love, a violet with it's crown of thorns in a thicet of spiky passions, spear of sorrow, corolla of rage: how did you come to conque… with background image: photo of author Pablo Neruda with quote: Bitter love, a violet with it's crown of thorns in a thicet of spiky passions, spear of sorrow, coro...

Bitter love, a violet with it's crown of thorns in a thicet of spiky passions, spear of sorrow, corolla of rage: how did you come to conquer my soul? What brought you?

--Pablo Neruda

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