Sonnet XX
Pablo Neruda

My ugly love, you’re a messy chestnut.
My beauty, you are as pretty as the wind.
Ugly: your mouth is big enough for two mouths.
Beauty: your kisses are as fresh as new melons.

Ugly: where DID you hide your breasts?
They’re meager, two little scoops of wheat.
I’d much rather see two moons across your chest,
two huge proud towers.

Ugly: not even the sea contains things like your toenails.
Beauty: flower by flower, star by star, wave by wave,
Love, I’ve made an inventory of your body:

My ugly one, I love you for your waist of gold;
My beauty, for the wrinkle on your forehead
My Love: I love you for your clarity, your dark.