Pablo Neruda

(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral)

Comments about Pablo Neruda

  • Kelsey Mlnarik (1/10/2009 9:28:00 PM)

    I think the reason you're not finding the meter and rhyme scheme you're looking for in these works is that they're translations. They weren't originally in English, in Spanish they probably had a different structure.

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  • Samuel Reed (1/9/2009 5:15:00 PM)

    I don't wish to take anything away from those who find something in this poet's work, each to their own, but... I get nothing from this body. It is not only written without the art of poetry (mediocre attempts at metre, rhyme, etc at best) but the sentiments are very puerile and the themes a little adolescent, perhaps even trite. I really do not wish to sound a poetry snob, but please, someone explain what he has done to be worthy of number one poet, over Shakespeare, Keats, T.S. Eliot and those who really furthered the art? Help, am I dumb?

  • Kelvin Karani (1/6/2009 9:11:00 AM)

    the greatest of all. Who beats Neruda? Maya? Just close but not to Neruda's level. He's my inspiration-my idol!

  • p.a. noushad p.a. noushad (10/31/2008 8:17:00 AM)

    your poems are amazing and passionate

  • Patrick Thorpe (7/18/2008 8:20:00 AM)

    Your poetry is pouring your heart on paper,
    It, s pure Love, your a poet of the heart.

  • Ken.e Hall (4/29/2008 8:29:00 AM)

    Pablo you are not dead, you are alive living and breathing thru your poetic lovliness,
    god bless you
    Ken e Hall

  • Amanda Miller (4/1/2008 7:52:00 AM)

    If you forget me is absolutely beautiful. You are now one of my favorite poets.

  • Roliza Sanchez (3/22/2008 6:02:00 AM)

    excellent! ! grabe gyud! !
    i never heard his name yet..not before this day..while reading his poems..i cant stop saying that we both have the same inner feelings of sadness..i wish i could write the same way he did..

  • Kash Earley (3/22/2008 4:21:00 AM)

    Welllll. It is difficult to accept that Neruda is gone. His works are alive and living.
    How fortunate for us.

  • Indigo Hawkins (2/15/2008 4:23:00 PM)

    Neruda is amazing in any language. Some of my favorite lines ever were written by him:
    'the fire for light, a rancorous moon for bread,
    the jasmine smearing around its bruised secrets:
    then from a terrifying love, soft white hands
    poured peace into my eyes and sun into my senses.'
    ~love sonnet XXIII

Best Poem of Pablo Neruda

If You Forget Me

I want you to know
one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
that sail
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.

Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.

If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,...

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Some Beasts

It was the twilight of the iguana:

From a rainbowing battlement,
a tongue like a javelin
lunging in verdure;
an ant heap treading the jungle,
monastic, on musical feet;
the guanaco, oxygen-fine
in the high places swarthed with distances,

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