In the Earth by Pablo Neruda (Chris Jansen translation)

In You the Earth

rose so tiny,

at times so
small and naked,
it seems
I could hold you
in my hand,
as though I could take you like this
and bring you to my mouth
but suddenly
my feet touch your feet and my mouth your lips; you’ve grown.
your shoulders rise like two hills
your breasts pass over my chest
my arm barely circles the thin
line of the new moon that is your waist:
in love, like sea-water, you’ve come undone.
My eyes can scarcely measure the vast sky,
and I lean down to your mouth to kiss the earth.

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