Fleas Interest Me So Much | A World of Poetry

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Fleas Interest Me So Much

Fleas interest me so much
They are perfect, ancient, Sanskrit,
machines that admit of no appeal.
They do not bite to eat,
they bite only to jump;
they are the dancers of the celestial sphere,
delicate acrobats
in the softest and most profound circus;
let them gallop on my skin,
divulge their emotions,
amuse themselves with my blood,
but someone should introduce them to me.
I want to know them closely,
I want to know what to rely on.

-  Pablo Neruda

Sanskrit is an ancient language of India.