Love Sonnet III

Love Sonnet III
after Pablo Neruda

Your love is nowhere except where my feet are.
If I dance in China, love; if I climb the Andes, love;
along the bridge between us, every step is love.
While crossing the lily pads of your kisses

in a dream, I could sleepwalk to Paris and back,
and you’d never know I left your side in bed.
You unravel your yarn in this damnable labyrinth,
and the flight of your skirt lights the torch

in my heart as you whip around another corner.
I refuse to take another step without it.
Anywhere I go is only the echo of where you were.

Barefoot, I’ll walk across these bridges ruined
by walking and across your stem of endless thorns,
I’ll walk until I die of it inside your rose.

by Ryan Dowling

3 thoughts on “Love Sonnet III

  1. Your poetry is exceptional and well written! Your imagery is awe inspiring and you definitely gave a new twist to the sonnets. Well done and I look forward to reading more of your poetry. 🙂

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      1. No problem! I quite enjoyed myself. Will definitely have to come back and continue to check yours out.

        Thank you! Glad to hear it and hope it won’t disappoint.

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