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 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
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  • 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 - 772 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

  • Rookie Katie Unknown (2/18/2008 3:55:00 PM)

    wow you really love her.... thats so cute... the name is a little far from the text but its still pretty swank. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chelsea Sherman (1/27/2008 10:40:00 PM)

    I think this poem is a lot more about obsession than it is love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Princess Me (12/15/2007 2:52:00 PM)

    Breathtaking passion, desire and love that many do not get to experience.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Charles Wiles (Best Love Poems) (12/8/2007 5:32:00 PM)

    I know that feeling and tried to capture something of a similar craving in my poems 'So Many Times' and 'When I Wake Up Every Morning'. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Li Away (9/17/2007 6:40:00 AM)

    i won't go anywhere if i were her

    incurably romantic (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lorraine Williams (8/17/2007 2:30:00 AM)

    How powerful this is, I was unable to breath when I fininshed and have to keep reading it. To have loved passionately is to understand this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Glendalee Diaz (7/24/2007 3:12:00 PM)

    once again breath taking, i hope i can become as good of a writer as you. :) (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,135 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (7/8/2007 9:17:00 AM)

    This poem expresses the feeling of yearning so well! It brings a lump into my throat everytime I read it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Francois Hoon (6/29/2007 9:08:00 AM)

    It's been a while since I have missed and longed for a special girl like Pablo is describing here, but I definitely remember the feeling. Pablo is so good at describing emotions in ways that make you experience it yourself again...
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  • Rookie Evaughn Gray (6/29/2007 3:28:00 AM)

    wow that's just beautiful Pablo...very it~ hazel (Report) Reply

  • Rookie James James (3/28/2007 6:23:00 AM)

    Reminds me of someone... <3 (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,723 Points john tiong chunghoo (12/23/2006 9:02:00 AM)

    chopped with the pablo characteristics. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jason Someone (10/12/2006 9:20:00 AM)

    i luv munkeez they r so cool! (Report) Reply

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