melancholia pg2-neruda-planetary

Photo by: Sophie Delaporte

I love the handful of earth you are.
Because of its meadows, vast as a planet,
I have no other star. You are my replica
of the multiplying universe. Your wide eyes are the only light I know from extinguished constellations; your skin throbs like the streak of a meteor through the rain… Compact and planetary,
my dove, my globe.
~
Pablo Neruda