Interpretation of a Poem by Neruda

I love the love of the mariners who kiss and go out to sea.
They leave a promise.
They never return.
In every port a woman waits, the mariners kiss and leave.

I love the love they share with bread, milk, and kisses;
Love that can be eternal, that can be fleeting,
Love that wants to liberate itself only to return to sea,
Love that knows when it is close,
Love that feels it is time to leave.

I love the love of the mariners who kiss and go out to sea.
They leave a promise. They never return.
In every port a woman waits, the mariners kiss and leave.
And one night they sleep among the dead at the bottom of the sea.

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