In the glitter of sexy Hollywood films and fast paced social media hook-up sites, the tender expression of humanity’s oldest most coveted emotion, love, seems a bit old fashioned. Celebrated arts like poetry, which capture this feeling, are now a dying art. For Valentine’s Day, we would like to celebrate Pablo Neruda’s romantic poetry.
Here are our top 10. Love never goes out of style!
“But I love your feet
only because they walked
upon the earth and upon
the wind and upon the waters,
until they found me.”
“In one kiss, you'll know all I haven't said.”
“I have named you queen.
There are taller than you, taller.
There are purer than you, purer.
There are lovelier than you, lovelier.
But you are the queen.”
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
“We must dream our way.”
“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.”
“I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;”
“Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us”
“I have forgotten your love, yet I seem to glimpse you in every window.”
“Take bread away from me, if you wish,
take air away, but do not take from me your laughter.”