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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Pact (Sonata) Summary & Analysis

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Pact (Sonata) Summary

In lines 1-7, the poet is saying that nothing can capture the heart of his loved one in his hands. His heart is vulnerable to hers.

In lines 8-16, he gives himself over to her fully, and her kisses send him into exile. He waits for her, wearing out the things around him in his intensity.

In lines 17-20, his dreams at night are vivid and bright, satisfying. In them, he hears her voice and sees her naked body.

In lines 21-29, he is praising and worshipping her body. He wants nothing more than to be with her, alone with her, intimate.

In lines 30-38, he is saying that sometimes the only way you can win at the game of love is to let go, to fall completely.

In lines 39-44, between his lips and hers, there are days, months, years...

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