Pablo Neruda

(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral)

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
when the trains are parked off somewhere else, asleep.

Don't leave me, even for an hour, because
then the little drops of anguish will all run together,
the smoke that roams looking for a home will drift
into me, choking my lost heart.

Oh, may your silhouette never dissolve on the beach;
may your eyelids never flutter into the empty distance.
Don't leave me for a second, my dearest,

because in that moment you'll have gone so far
I'll wander mazily over all the earth, asking,
Will you come back? Will you leave me here, dying?


Comments about Don'T Go Far Off by Pablo Neruda

  • (12/10/2018 4:20:00 AM)


    Good choice of words (Report) Reply

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  • (11/24/2018 9:21:00 PM)


    How can a lover express his love and fear or separation better?

    a day is long
    and I will be waiting for you
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  • (10/15/2018 12:43:00 PM)


    Add a comment. I am emotionally entertained (Report) Reply

  • Practicing Poetess (9/28/2018 10:45:00 PM)


    A poem of great passion
    And, perhaps, also obsession.
    A love poem of great depth. Enjoyed reading it.
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  • (9/8/2018 7:49:00 PM)


    Pablo Neruda's love poem portrays the depth and intensity of his love.Such a tender passionate plea never to be parted even for a day. (Report) Reply

  • (9/6/2018 5:47:00 AM)


    Neruda is to me, the best poet after Rumi who has been able to write poetry in its purest form. (Report) Reply

  • (7/20/2018 4:40:00 PM)


    Add a comment.reading poems makes me feel more exicted. (Report) Reply

  • (7/11/2018 4:52:00 PM)


    Yearning is well expressed (Report) Reply

  • (6/28/2018 4:56:00 AM)

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  • (6/22/2018 8:56:00 PM)


    i love it. so touching... (Report) Reply

  • (6/19/2018 4:58:00 AM)


    so nice and touched, it made me cry

    I have heard it hundred times because we are separated but still love each other endlessly
    (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (6/6/2018 3:10:00 PM)


    This poem has anxiety written all over it. It reminds me of my dog that would show me that it did not like being left alone when I went out. Not a great poem. (Report) Reply

  • (6/5/2018 12:42:00 AM)


    Fascinating literary piece... (Report) Reply

  • (5/29/2018 11:12:00 AM)


    reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet (Report) Reply

  • Britte Ninad (5/20/2018 3:09:00 AM)


    The true and beautiful heart does not let his love go away (Report) Reply

  • Lungelo S Mbuyazi (5/19/2018 2:06:00 AM)


    I love this poem.....great write (Report) Reply

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  • (4/1/2018 5:26:00 PM)


    Hi, that is a beautiful poem (Report) Reply

  • (3/28/2018 4:43:00 AM)


    'The little drops of anguish will all run together' A wonderful way of describing that moment when one's worst fears are realised. All those separate worries join to form something larger and more disquieting. How perfectly he describes that feeling! (Report) Reply

  • Malabika Ray (2/7/2018 1:52:00 PM)


    Lovely poem! It's very emotional, but isn't that what poems are for? Prose becomes poetry when the writer is emotional, specially about loving. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 5, 2011


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