Love Sonnet 17 by Pablo Neruda is a romantic wedding poem. In case you didn’t know, a sonnet is a 14-line poem that is traditionally an expression of admiration and is dedicated to a person you love. In this sonnet, Pablo Neruda uses strong metaphors and lyrical language to describe how strong, unique and special their love is. Is this the wedding reading for you? We have a free downloadable PDF of this reading for you to download.
Love Sonnet 17
by Pablo Neruda
I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz,
or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:
I love you as one loves certain obscure things,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.
I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom but carries
the light of those flowers, hidden, within itself,
and thanks to your love the tight aroma that arose
from the earth lives dimly in my body.
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you directly without problems or pride:
I love you like this because I don’t know any other way
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.
Love is certainly in the air with this Love Sonnet 17 by Pablo Neruda. Feeling all lovey-dovey inside? Then it’s the perfect time to write your wedding vows, if you’re having personalised vows that is. If you’re not, then another romantic thing you can do during your wedding planning is wine tasting. Getting your wedding drinks sorted is a fun task to tick off! Whether you’re having welcome drinks, cocktail hour or a booze bath for guests to help themselves too, here is our wedding drinks guide!