By night, beloved, tie your heart to mine and let them both in dreams defeat the darkness.
From his book, 100 Love Sonnets (2007, pg. 165).
Don't you know there is no one in the streets and no one in the houses? There are only eyes in the windows. If you don't have a place to sleep, knock on a door and it will open, open up to a certain point and you will see that it is cold inside, and that house is empty and wants nothing to do with you, your stories mean nothing, and if you insist on being gentle, the dog and the cat will bite you.Pablo Neruda
It is time, love, to break off that sombre rose, shut up the stars and bury the ash in the earth; and, in the rising of the light, wake with those who awoke or go on in the dream, reaching the other shore of the sea which has no other shore.Pablo Neruda
I want to do with you what spring does with cherry trees.Pablo Neruda
I like for you to be still: it is as though you were absent, and you hear me from far away and my voice does not touch you.Pablo Neruda
Tonight I can write the saddest lines.Pablo Neruda
Love is so short and forgetting is so long.Pablo Neruda