Poem that fills the heart
March 26, 2007 3:31am CST
This poem never fails to touch my heart. I heard it in a film by Robin Williams a few years back. I've forgotten the title of the film but not the lines from the poem. I swore then that if I ever feel this kind of love for someone, I'll share the poem with him and hope that it touches him the way it did me. I have loved and been loved this way. Now, I'm sharing the poem with you and hope that it touches your heart too...Here it goes: I love you without knowing how or when or from where I love you straight-forwardly without complexities or pride I love you in this way coz I don't know any other way of loving but this So close that your hand in my chest is your hand. So intimate that when I fall asleep it is your eyes that close.
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26 Mar 07
Sonnet XVII Pablo Neruda Chilean Author and Poet 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 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 straightforwardly, without complexity or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this: where I does not exist, nor you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep. Robin Williams movie was Patch Adams, where he is going to medical school, excellent, excellent movie, recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it. One of my favorites is "If you love someone you say it,... you say it right then, out loud,... or the moment just... passes you by." --the 'Best Friend' to Julia Roberts in My Best Friend's Wedding
26 Mar 07
Thanks girl! I'm glad you liked the poem too. I love it so and thanks for giving me the complete details. I love the film "My Bestfriend's Wedding" and the line you've just written here. If I got it right, the lead actor said those lines on the boat as they passes through the bridge.