Pablo Neruda

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

Don't Go Far Off


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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  • Lylyanna Pilewski (10/9/2006 9:11:00 PM)

    this is such a sweet experssion of and aching pain of love of attachment. Really depicts the horrid feeling of the 'if' factor.
    Lylyanna (Report) Reply

  • Joanna Clevenger (10/8/2006 7:22:00 PM)

    Makes me wonder, can people really feel deeply for someone? Can someone really make you feel this deeply? (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (7/17/2006 5:54:00 PM)

    Lovesick doesn't even begin to cover the feeling of yearning depicted in this poem... powerful stuff. (Report) Reply

  • Ruby Root (7/14/2006 12:53:00 AM)

    This was very emotional right and a cry for despair. It was really sad. What an expressive writer and talented. (Report) Reply

  • Ray Chen (5/23/2005 8:02:00 PM)

    I believe this poem is incorrectly labeled. The poem listed above (Don't go far off...) is actually Sonnet XLV from Neruda's One Hundred Love Sonnets (Cien Sonetos de Amor) . 'I Crave Your Mouth, Your Voice, Your Hair' is a separate poem called Sonnet XI from his One Hundred Love Sonnets. I think the page should be titled 'Sonnet XLV' or 'Don't Go Far Off, Not Even for a Day.' (Report) Reply

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