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I Crave Your Mouth, Your Voice, Your Hair

I've been trying to read a lot of poems lately so that one day I could write poems again. And I wish to be as passionate as Pablo Neruda. Though I haven't read his famous works yet, I like his style and I love the rhythm of the words of his poems.

Let me share with you a poem from Pablo Neruda, which I will set in green since Neruda writes in green ink.

I Crave Your Mouth, Your Voice, Your Hair
--Pablo Neruda

I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.
Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets.
Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day
I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.

I hunger for your sleek laugh,
your hands the color of a savage harvest,
hunger for the pale stones of your fingernails,
I want to eat your skin like a whole almond.

I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body,
the sovereign nose of your arrogant face,
I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes,

and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight,
hunting for you, for your hot heart,
like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue.


  1. Wow, deep! :) You're right, I'm loving the rhythm of the words too!

  2. I'll post more of Neruda's poems soon. I love him already! :)

  3. "I want to eat your skin like a whole almond." That's sick! Hahahah!

    Yep, the poem's one of a kind. :)

  4. I started to love poems because of him!haha

  5. Hi Vallarfax! Las Ruinas del Corazon is sicker.hahaha! :)

    Hi Madie! I hope you can share his other poems with me. :)

  6. Been a fan of Neruda since college days. Eroticism, FTW!

  7. Ang ganda diba? I love Neruda .... sobra!

  8. Hi Aria! I'm just starting to discover Neruda. :)

    Hi Kay! Maganda nga. :)


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