“I love the handful of the earth you are.
Because of its meadows, vast as a planet, I have no other star. You are my replica of the multiplying universe.
Your wide eyes are the only light I know from extinguished constellations; your skin throbs like the streak of a meteor through rain.
Your hips were that much of the moon for me; your deep mouth and its delights, that much sun; your heart, fiery with its long red rays,
was that much ardent light, like honey in the shade. So I pass across your burning form, kissing you—compact and planetary, my dove, my globe.”
-Pablo Neruda, “One Hundred Love Sonnets: Morning, XVI”