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Sonnet XVII by Pablo Neruda

Interpret as you wish but  I think this sonnet is one of the most romantic things I've ever read.  I found it when I was planning my wedding and eight years later, it still melts my heart.  I'm particularly fond of the second half of the sonnet.

I promise I'll be back to my less mushy self after tomorrow....xoxo


  1. How lovely!!!! Did you use this in your wedding??

  2. @Rebecca Unfortunately, no. The church was very strict about what readings and passages we used.

    Looking back, I wish I would have given it to my husband the morning of though!

  3. My Jeff read 5 lines from this Sonnett to me at our engagement party. It certainly has a special place in my heart :)

  4. What an appropriate sonnet for this time of year. If you can't be mushy now, when can you?! I've never read this before and look forward to going over it again and sorting it out. Once an English lit major, always an English lit major I suppose.