Pablo Neruda

(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral / Chile)

Don'T Go Far Off - Poem by Pablo Neruda

Don't go far off, not even for a day, because --
because -- I don't know how to say it: a day is long
and I will be waiting for you, as in an empty station
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Comments about Don'T Go Far Off by Pablo Neruda

  • Rookie Sam-richards Ofodile (1/13/2010 7:37:00 AM)

    The poem should have been called its 'real name', MY WORLD. it is a breath taking piece with solid imagery that is mind blowing....... (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Heidi Wilde (12/4/2009 9:44:00 PM)

    The actual poem that is I Crave Your Mouth, Your Voice, Your Hair is...

    I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.
    Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets.
    Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day
    I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.

    I hunger for your sleek laugh,
    your hands the color of a savage harvest,
    hunger for the pale stones of your fingernails,
    I want to eat your skin like a whole almond.

    I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body,
    the sovereign nose of your arrogant face,
    I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes,

    and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight,
    hunting for you, for your hot heart,
    like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue.

    Pablo Neruda (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Winnie Makokha (11/26/2009 8:44:00 AM)

    awesome... love it, every bit of it! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lewis Neil Is Awsome (11/4/2009 4:45:00 PM)

    Wow, that was pretty good, but i hear there is this poem called 'Neil is awsome', it was life changing and insperational. Read it and vote it a 10! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Devin Robinson (10/27/2009 5:57:00 PM)

    he is a great writer... I read a couple poems so far (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Derek Voss (8/11/2009 2:48:00 PM)

    This poem is actually titled Don't Go Far Off, Not Even For A Day.

    I Crave Your Mouth, Your Voice, Your Hair is a different piece entirely. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mari Velazco (8/7/2009 7:40:00 PM)

    i love this poem it rocks=] (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Elijah Amores (7/2/2009 3:09:00 AM)

    hi guys..pls check out my poem...tnx :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dikeledi Constance (6/12/2009 7:12:00 AM)

    the poem i fantastic it really interacted with me because it reminds me of my boyfriend who had me leave because he did not have money for school because his sponsor failed him on the last minute. now he is far away frim me and we just call each other only but that is not enough, and i really miss him and i hope he misses me too because my love for him will never change even if we do not have eachother now maybe in the future we wiil have eachother (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jenna Thomas (6/7/2009 9:39:00 PM)

    It makes me wonder if she stayed. I like a poem that lingers inside my brain. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie nothing over (4/27/2009 10:57:00 PM)

    Great poem, check out my poems too (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Holly Smith (4/26/2009 12:32:00 PM)

    Fantastic poem! ! definately one of my favourites =D (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jonathan Berry (2/13/2009 1:03:00 PM)

    Fantastic read! I'm so glad I clicked here! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Szeredas Lorinc (2/13/2009 10:30:00 AM)

    Please someone explain me why this sonnet of Neruda ('Don't Go Far Off...') which actually is the 45th piece of his 100 Love Sonnets cycle goes here by the title I Crave Your Mouth... which is the first line of the 11th sonnet of the same book! I'm working on a translation of a novel to Hungarian and the writer mentions the same sonnet by the same name which I think may be a mistake, but now I found the same thing on this page (poemhunter) and I wonder what the reason could be.
    Thanks a lot
    Lő rinc Szeredás (Report) Reply

  • Rookie (11/10/2008 11:12:00 AM)

    vonderful. kinda feels like it needs more added on though. Still fantasmagorical. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 243 Points Palas Kumar Ray (9/15/2008 12:19:00 AM)

    I add to Sreelekha, this is the finnest way of confessing love and longing for the beloved.Every moment of togetherness is precious and a loving heart remains in a gulf of fear of losing the heart he carries with him. This poem has almost set the scale by which one can measure the depth of his /her own love for beloved. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 700 Points Sreelekha Premjit (7/31/2008 11:41:00 PM)

    Can love be expressed more beautiful than this? Can longing ever have a better nest than in this poem? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mark Nwagwu (4/13/2008 3:39:00 AM)

    oh Neruda is poetry - without him i feel poetry just has no life. he gives life to living. His heart, his soul, his spirit you'll find in his poems. To me, he's all i crave for in poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Don Suseelan (3/1/2008 5:33:00 AM)

    'You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming' What's the difference between a true revolutionary and a lover. Neruda shows you there is none. Fierce, fierce emotions and subtle words. You do choke my lost heart (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tai Chi Italy (2/21/2008 7:35:00 PM)

    Exactly how I feel and I bet every other reader that has ever experienced loving someone and missing them like a missing heart! Pure emotion, some folks who profess to write poetry are so afraid of. He makes me feel braver...Thanks Pablo, Tai (Report) Reply










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