''“Everything is so alive, that I can be alive. Without moving I can see it all. In your life I see everything that lives.” ''
''“Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood.” ''
''“The birds of night peck at the first stars that flash like my soul when I love you.” ''
''A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often. Books don't slip from his hands but fly past him through the air, high as birds, high as prices.''
''“Who writes your name in letters of smoke among the stars of the south? Oh let me remember you as you were before you existed.” ''
''“Every day you play with the light of the universe.” ''
''“Love is a clash of lightnings” ''
''“I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.” ''
''“You are like nobody since I love you.” ''
''“with your name on my mouth and a kiss that never broke away from yours.” ''
''“And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us.” ''
''“If nothing saves us from death, at least love should save us from life” ''
''“How much does a man live, after all?/ Does he live a thousand days, or one only? For a week, or for several centuries?/ How long does a man spend dying?/ What does it mean to say for ever? ” ''
''“The books that help you most are those which make you think the most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.” ''
''“Give me silence, water, hope Give me struggle, iron, volcanoes.” ''
''“Love is the mystery of water and a star.” ''
''“We must dream our way.” ''
''“Laughter is the language of the soul.” ''
''“I dont want to go on being a root in the dark, vacillating, stretched out, shivering with sleep, downward, in the soaked guts of the earth, absorbing and thinking, eating each day.” ''
''“I have forgotten your love, yet I seem to glimpse you in every window.”''
''“Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us” ''
''“I want to see thirst In the syllables, Tough fire In the sound; Feel through the dark For the scream.” ''
''“I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.” ''
''“Only do not forget, if I wake up crying its only because in my dream Im a lost child hunting through the leaves of the night for your hands....” ''
''“Love is so short, forgetting is so long.” ''
''“At night I dream that you and I are two plants that grew together, roots entwined, and that you know the earth and the rain like my mouth, since we are made of earth and rain.”''
''“I am everybody and every time, I always call myself by your name.” ''
''“In what language does rain fall over tormented cities?” ''
''“En el amor, como agua del mar te has desatado. (In love, you have loosened yourself like seawater)”''
''“Poetry is an act of peace. Peace goes into the making of a poet as flour goes into the making of bread.” ''
''“Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.” ''
''“I hunger for your sleek laugh and your hands the color of a furious harvest. I want to eat the sunbeams flaring in your beauty.” ''
''“And what importance do I have in the courtroom of oblivion?”''
''“Tonight I can write the saddest lines I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.” ''
''“I don’t love you as if you were the salt-rose, topaz or arrow of carnations that propagate fire: I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.” ''
''“To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life.” ''
''“And our problems will crumble apart, the soul / blow through like a wind, and here where we live will all be clean again, with fresh bread on the table.” ''
''“I need the sea because it teaches me” ''
''“I got lost in the night, without the light of your eyelids, and when the night surrounded me I was born again: I was the owner of my own darkness.” ''
''“There were thirst and hunger, and you were the fruit. There were grief and the ruins, and you were the miracle.”''
''“In the eyes of mourning the land of dreams begins.” ''
''“I am no longer in love with her, thats certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long.” ''
''“Your wide eyes are the only light I know from extinguished constellations.” ''
''“so I wait for you like a lonely house till you will see me again and live in me. Till then my windows ache.” ''
''“Take bread away from me, if you wish, take air away, but do not take from me your laughter.” ''
''“Like a jar you housed the infinite tenderness, and the infinite oblivion shattered you like a jar.” ''
''“With which stars do they go on speaking,the rivers that never reach the sea?” ''
''“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” ''
''“As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.” ''
''“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where, I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I don’t know any other way of loving.” ''
''“Each hour, Each day” ''
''“My soul is an empty carousel at sunset.” ''
''“Here I came to the very edge where nothing at all needs saying...and every day on the balcony of the sea wings open fire is born and everything is blue again like morning.” ''
''“I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair. Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets. Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.”''
''“I love you only because its you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing love for you Is that I do not see you but love you blindly.” ''
''“So the freshness lives on in a lemon, in the sweet-smelling house of the rind, the proportions, arcane and acerb.” ''
''“And the verse falls to the soul like dew to the pasture.” ''
''“Bitter love, a violet with its crown of thorns in a thicet of spiky passions, spear of sorrow, corolla of rage: how did you come to conquer my soul? What brought you?” ''
''“Sometimes a piece of sun burned like a coin in my hand.” ''
''“About me, nothing worse they will tell you, my love, than what I told you ” ''
''“Like a jar you housed infinite tenderness And the infinite tenderness shattered you like a jar.”''
''“Love! Love until the night collapses!” ''
''“In this part of the story I am the one who dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you, because I love you, Love, in fire and in blood.” ''
''“And I watch my words from a long way off. They are more yours than mine. They climb on my old suffering like ivy.” ''
''“I love you without knowing how, or when,or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” ''
''“I like on the table, when were speaking, the light of a bottle of intelligent wine.” ''
''“In one kiss, youll know all I havent said.” ''
''“From sorrow to sorrow love crosses its islands and establishes roots that are watered by weeping.” ''
''“I have slept with you all night long while the dark earth spins with the living and the dead, and on waking suddenly in the midst of the shadow my arm encircled your waist. Neither night nor sleep could separate us.”''
''“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” ''
''“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” ''
''“When I got the chance I asked them a slew of questions. They offered to burn me; it was the only thing they knew.” ''
''“Then love knew it was called love. And when I lifted my eyes to your name, suddenly your heart showed me my way” ''
''“Do tears not yet spilled wait in small lakes?” ''
''“my feet will want to walk to where you are sleeping but I shall go on living.” ''
''“We the mortals touch the metals, the wind, the ocean shores, the stones, knowing they will go on, inert or burning, and I was discovering, naming all the these things: it was my destiny to love and say goodbye.” ''
''“He who has nothing—it has been said many times—has nothing to lose but his chains.”''
''“Give me your hand out of the depths sown by your sorrows.” ''
''“While Im writing, Im far away; and when I come back, Ive gone.” ''
''“It was my destiny to love and say goodbye.” ''
''“I love you as one loves certain dark things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.” ''
''“Someday, somewhere - anywhere, unfailingly, youll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.” ''
''“I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests.” ''
''“By night, Love, tie your heart to mine, and the two together in their sleep will defeat the darkness” ''
''“I love all things, not only the grand but the infinitely small: thimble, spurs, plates, flower vases.....” ''
''“It was at that age that poetry came in search of me.” ''
''“How you must have suffered getting accustomed to me, my savage, solitary soul, my name that sends them all running. So many times we have seen the morning star burn, kissing our eyes, and over our heads the grey light unwinds in turning fans.” ''
''“I can write the saddest poem of all tonight. I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.” ''
''“Todo te lo tragaste, como la lejania, como el mar, como el tiempo... Ese fue mi destino y en el viajo mi anhelo, y en el mi anhelo, todo en ti fue naufragio! (You swallowed everything, like distance, like the sea, like time. This was my destiny and it was the voyage of my longing, in it my longing fell, in you everything sank.)” ''