DPF / Neruda

For rose of salt and carnations, from poetryfoundation.org.

from One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII / by Pablo Neruda, translated by Mark Eisner

I love you like this because I don’t know any other way to love,
except in this form in which I am not nor are you,
so close that your hand upon my chest is mine,
so close that your eyes close with my dreams.