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I love writing about romantic relationships.
However, I always find it difficult to write about love. Love isn’t easy, and it’s probably why talking about it isn’t easy either.
Love is sweet, but it’s also bitter. It’s smooth, but it’s also arduous. It’s beautiful, but it’s also messy.
Love is everything and nothing all at once.
If you want to better comprehend the essence of what bonds two lovers who were once strangers, you might want to read Pablo Neruda.
These 11 quotes will split your heart wide open:
“Love is so short and forgetting is so long.”
“Your wide eyes are the only light I know from extinguished constellations.”
“Don’t leave me, even for an hour, because then the little drops of anguish will all run together, the smoke that roams looking for a home will drift into me, choking my lost heart.”
“Ah, love is a voyage with water and a star, in drowning air and squalls of precipitate bran; love is a war of lights in the lightning flashes, two bodies blasted in a single burst of honey.“
“So I wait for you like a lonely house till you will see me again and live in me. Till then my windows ache.”
“From sorrow to sorrow love crosses its islands and establishes roots that are watered by weeping.”
“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.”
“To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life.”
“Our love was born outside the walls, in the wind, in the night, in the earth, and that’s why the clay and the flower, the mud and the roots know your name.”
“Take bread away from me, if you wish, take air away, but do not take from me your laughter.”
“What does it matter that my love could not keep her. The night is starry and she is not with me. This is all. In the distance someone is singing. In the distance. My soul is not satisfied that it has lost her.”