Love Sonnet 17
by Pablo Neruda
Love Sonnet 17 Identity Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Line); translated by Terence Clarke
So close that your hand on my chest is mine,
So close that your eyes close on my dreams (13-14)
The closeness (both physical and emotional) described here points to the loss of self described in the preceding lines. The lovers are so close that they have become one, and they are no longer distinct individuals.