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Date: Monday, January 1, 2001 
Question/Topic: Pablo Neruda - Sonnet - Patch Adams movie poem 
Answer/Pointer: Pablo Neruda (1904-1973). Sonnet 17, from 100 Love Poems. I don't love you as if you were the salt-rose, topaz or arrow of carnations that propage fire: I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul. I love you as the plant that doesn't bloom and carries hidden within itself the light of those flowers, and thanks to your love, darkly in my body lives the dense fragrance that rises from the earth. I love you without know how, or when, or from where, I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I don't know any other way loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep it is your eyes that close. Featured in the movie "Patch Adams." Source: 
Librarian: LCLCPL 

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