First YOU caught my eye, then YOU caught my HEART
Now my heart waits for yours to Find mine
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 the 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 straightforwardly, without complexities 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.
FULL Sonnet XVII: One of the best love poems I have read - by Pablo Neruda [link]
Savage Garden - I knew i loved you before I met YOU.
This Image won
in the LONELINESS/HEARTBREAK CATEGORY
Taken on the last bit of snow in my garden....Happy Valentines everyone -
May you never feel alone, let love always guide you Home....
For the great valentines exchange - I won't be sending it BUT I had to have a go...