Harshit's fav poems
Poetry is love

The Queen

  • I have named you queen.
  • There are taller than you, taller.
  • There are purer than you, purer.
  • There are lovelier than you, lovelier.
  • But you are the queen.

  • When you go through the streets1
  • No one recognizes you.
  • No one sees your crystal crown, no one looks2
  • At the carpet of red gold
  • That you tread as you pass,
  • The nonexistent carpet.

  • And when you appear
  • All the rivers sound3
  • In my body, bells
  • Shake the sky,4
  • And a hymn fills the world.

  • Only you and I,
  • Only you and I, my love,
  • Listen to it.5


The poem was originally written in Spanish by Neruda. One other translation include some different similar lines.

  1. When you walk through the streets ↩︎

  2. … no one notices the carpet … ↩︎

  3. All the rivers roar ↩︎

  4. Shake the heavens ↩︎

  5. Hear it ↩︎