Love Poems :: Pablo Neruda


A delicious taste of love poemsa collection on love by chilean poet pablo neruda.

"En ti la tierra" is the first poem of the collection which includes some of the most acclaimed of Neruda's career. It is simple, sensuous, elegant and gorgeously alive with all the tensions of lust and love, giving us ALL THE FEELS. 

En ti la tierra /

rosa pequeña, 
a veces, 
diminuta y desnuda, 
que en una mano mía
que así voy a cerrarte
y a llevarte a mi boca, 
de pronto
mis pies tocan tus pies y mi boca tus labios, 
has crecido, 
suben tus hombros como dos colinas, 
tus pechos se pasean por mi pecho, 
mi brazo alcanza apenas a rodear la delgada
línea de luna nueva que tiene tu cintura:
en el amor como agua de mar te has desatado: 
mido apenas los ojos más extensos del cielo
y me inclino a tu boca para besar la tierra.

In You the Earth /

at times, 
tiny and naked, 
it seems
as though you would fit
in one of my hands, 
as though I'll clasp you like this
and carry you to my mouth, 
my feet touch your feet and my mouth your lips: 
you have grown, 
your shoulders rise like two hills, 
your breasts wander over my breast, 
my arm scarcely manages to encircle the thin
new-moon line of your waist: 
in love you have loosened yourself like seawater: 
I can scarcely measure the sky's most spacious eyes
and I lean down to your mouth to kiss the earth.

On Love Poems:
Charged with sensuality and passion, Pablo Neruda's love poems are the most celebrated of the Nobel Prize winner's oeuvre, captivating readers with earthbound images and reveling in a fiery re-imagining of the world. Mostly written on the island paradise of Capri (the idyllic setting of the Oscar-winning movie Il Postino), Love Poems embraces the seascapes surrounding the poet and his love Matilde Urrutia, their waves and shores saturated with a new, yearning eroticism.