Ode To The Orange by Pablo Neruda

 




Ode To The Orange

when
I penetrate
your contours, your waters,
praise
your women,
and see how your forests
sway with
sacred birds and leaves,
the wheat spilling over in the granaries,
and ships sailing
in dark estuaries,
I understand that you are,
planet
an orange,
a fruit of fire.


~excerpted from Ode To The Orange
Fifty Odes by Pablo Neruda (1904-1973)
translated by George Schade

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