PABLO NERUDA poetry ODE TO A BEAUTIFUL NUDE English TEXT Book

 

 

 

Pablo Neruda
Ode to a Beautiful Nude

( Oda a la bella desnuda )

 

 

Chilean literature, poetry

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Pablo Neruda

Ode to a Beautiful Nude

 

Full text – poetry

translation into English

 

 

With a chaste heart

with pure eyes

I celebrate your beauty.

 

Holding the leash of blood

so that it might leap out

and trace your outline

while you lie down in my Ode

As in a land of forests or in surf,

in aromatic loam or in sea music

Beautiful nude.

 

Equally beautiful your feet

arched by prim tap of wind and sound.

Your ears, small shells

of the splendid American sea.

 

Your breasts,

a level plenitude fulfilled by living light.

Your flying eyelids of wheat,

revealing or enclosing

The two deep countries of your eyes.

 

The line your shoulders

have divided into pale regions

Loses itself and blends

into the compact halves of an apple,

Continues, separating

your beauty down into two columns

Of burnished gold…

fine alabaster

 

To sink into the two grapes of your feet

Where your twin symmetrical

tree burns again and rises ..

Flowering fire… open chandelier,

a swelling fruit over

the pact of sea and earth.

 

From what materials?

agate? quartz? wheat?

Did your body come together?

Swelling like baking bread

to signal silvered hills.

 

The cleavage of one petal,

sweet fruits of a deep velvet

until alone remained, astonished

the fine and firm feminine form.

 

It is not only light that falls

over the world,

Spreading inside your body

it΄s suffocated snow…

So much as clarity…

taking it΄s leave of you

As if you were on fire from within.

 

The moon lives

in the lining of your skin.

..

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Pablo Neruda – Ode to a Beautiful Nude

in Spanish: Oda a la bella desnuda

Chilean literature, poetry

full text, translation into English

 

 

Pablo Neruda Oda a la bella desnuda Original spanish text > here

 

 

 

Pablo Neruda All the poetry > here

 

 

 

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