Sunday, April 26, 2009

Patch Adams Poem

Below is a poem that I first heard recited by Robin Williams in the movie Patch Adams.
It makes me think of Lori and my love her as sometimes she tells me I am not good at being affectionate.

Sonnet 17
by Pablo Neruda
I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.

I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

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 don't know any other way of loving
but this, in which there is no I nor you,
so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand,
so intimate that when I fall asleep
it is your eyes that close.

3 comments:

Geetu said...

heyi dear thanks for your poem.. the words really express my love towards my love.. i am not very good at expressing love but you made my work easier....! thanks and do let me know about any more of such nice things..!

Francis Daniel Maning said...

this is the best poem i have ever crossed.. thanks

highwaydave66 said...

you have a nice blog here, i came here cause of the patch adams poem, thanks, hope your marriage is going good