You look at me, and I don't answer
because no answer exists
as a morning of crystalline waters,
as a window
that illuminates my pillow.
as the shadow under the pines.
As you move away from me, still you are with me forever.
A) An excerpt from the mortally boring standardised AP Literature Exam for high school students, which test-takers are supposed to identify as lines from a poem by the Nobel-prize winning Chilean communist poet and politician Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto (better known by his pen name, Pablo Neruda); or
B) Lines from the number 1 Italian pop song of 1997 by Italian rapper Jovanotti.
The answer is B. Because the most nihilistic and skeptical culture on earth is also the most unapologetically cheesy. Sorry they're not sorry.
PS - Another line from the same song says: "and when the bread comes out of the oven, I'll keep it warm for when you get home." Those Latin lovers. They really know romance.