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 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

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  • 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 - 20 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 - 288 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 - 0 Points 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 - 3,645 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

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