I hunt for a sign of you in all the others, In the rapid undulant river of women,
Braids, shyly sinking eyes, Light step that slices, sailing through the foam.
Suddenly I think I can make out your nails, Oblong, quick, nieces of a cherry:
Then it’s your hair that passes by, and I think I see your image, a bonfire, burning in the water.
I searched, but no one else had your rhythms, Your light, the shady day you brought from the forest; Nobody had your tiny ears.
You are whole, exact, and everything you are is one,
And so I go along, with you I float along, loving
A wide Mississippi toward a feminine sea.
- Pablo Neruda
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