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Posted by: xpoeticmorphinex (
Date: October 14, 2003 09:40PM

Hey everyone! I'm trying to remember the name of the poem/the name of the author from the poem in one of the latest Poems of the Day...I remember it was actually written in Spanish, and it had the English translation on their. It was about a woman's body, comparing it to nature and things like that. I just can't remember the name!! If anyone knows, email me, because I probably won't check the posts...thanks a lot!


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Re: Can'
Posted by: -Les- (
Date: October 14, 2003 11:07PM

It's by Pablo Neruda

Body of a Woman

Body of a woman, white hills, white thighs,
you look like a world, lying in surrender.
My rough peasant's body digs in you
and makes the son leap from the depths of the earth.

I was alone like a tunnel. The birds fled from me,
and night swamped me with its crushing invasion.
To survive myself I forged you like a weapon,
like an arrow in my bow, a stone in my sling.

But the hour of vengeance falls, and I love you.
Body of skin, of moss, of eager and firm milk.
Oh the goblets of the breast! Oh the eyes of absence!
Oh the roses of the pubis! Oh your voice, slow and sad!

Body of my woman, I will persist in you grace.
My thirst, my boundless desire, my shifting road!
Dark river-beds where the eternal thirst flows
and weariness follows, and the infinite ache.


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