Pablo Neruda

(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral)

A Song Of Despair - Poem by Pablo Neruda

The memory of you emerges from the night around me.
The river mingles its stubborn lament with the sea.
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Comments about A Song Of Despair by Pablo Neruda

  • Naveed Akram (7/5/2008 11:14:00 AM)

    I like the song of despair, the singing of the desperate voice hurling and provoking and repeating. Beautiful words can match in many intriguing manners. I believe this poet sang the song of despair to the letter, and that is a heroic deed of written accomplishment! (Report) Reply

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  • Dr.subhendu Kar Dr.subhendu Kar (6/12/2008 4:33:00 AM)

    You girdled sorrow, you clung to desire,
    sadness stunned you, in you everything sank! ..................wonderful imagery of life by the sorrow, desire and sadness when everything sank within.great write, i do admire (Report) Reply

  • Irene Zammit (1/5/2008 6:17:00 PM)

    we've all been there, Pablo, your words ring true in the hearts of all who have loved with passion and hope and then lost. Still, at least we know we've lived. (Report) Reply

  • Marco Ribeiro (3/7/2007 9:22:00 PM)

    Second Stanza, there is a typo, it should be corrected.

    Abandoned like the WHARVES at dawn.

    Not DWARVES

    (This is not Snow White) (Report) Reply

  • Unnamed Unnamed (10/2/2006 1:02:00 PM)

    Oksana - what pretentious crap are you talking? Or no, I'm sorry; whatever dost thou speaketh of, O pretentious one? (Report) Reply

  • Oksana Shuliak (9/22/2006 1:16:00 PM)

    This poem touches soul with the strenght of wild wind and with the tenderness of the morning light...I've been crying... (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Gonzales (8/8/2006 4:54:00 PM)

    seems like he loved her so much that he fell in lov ewith his despair, the way he missed her was a love lost.. (Report) Reply

  • john tiong chunghoo john tiong chunghoo (7/1/2006 3:44:00 AM)

    very sad pablo and very well imagined and worked on. my share;

    his ship ebbs into
    horizon and his lovely image
    looms into my mind
    the only one i could keep
    away from everybody
    for myelf (Report) Reply

  • Madhurii Ball (5/26/2005 1:37:00 AM)

    Very evocative, very sad. The memory of this poem will 'emerge from the night around me' (Report) Reply

  • Hena - (5/24/2005 7:28:00 PM)

    in you, everything sank, yet i was the one who drowned and never came up... (Report) Reply










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