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

  • Mario, Lucien, Rene Odekerken (9/24/2017 1:51:00 PM)

    Very emotional poem
    Beautiful written words
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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/6/2017 1:48:00 PM)

    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.
    Highly emotional.
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  • Robert Murray Smith (7/16/2017 11:14:00 PM)

    This poem of anguish is not uplifting at all. (Report) Reply

  • Hassan Hayati (7/10/2017 12:51:00 AM)

    very touching and emotional piece, (Report) Reply

  • Michael Hopkins (7/2/2017 8:16:00 AM)

    Should have let her go and save yourself l to of grief. (Report) Reply

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  • Tapan M. Saren (4/13/2017 4:52:00 AM)

    Wow! Such emotion! I think I just read the most beautiful love poem of the era. (Report) Reply

  • Loppo Louie (3/20/2017 10:14:00 AM)

    Don't go because in the blink of
    a memory it seems so clear...
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  • (3/6/2017 9:21:00 AM)

    Title has a mistake. Capital T should be lowercase. (Report) Reply

  • (1/13/2017 7:12:00 AM)

    Really a heart touching poem n m in the phase that my partner is about to live me forever (Report) Reply

  • Neptune Barman (1/7/2017 5:56:00 AM)

    this poem brought tears in my eyes.....its so heart touching poem (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (12/30/2016 4:35:00 PM)

    tom allport
    a what if poem of missing you before you've gone. (Report) Reply

  • Baharak Barzin (12/25/2016 11:24:00 AM)

    Really touching and beautifully written (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (11/8/2016 7:17:00 AM)

    full of love-lament....a good poem- 10 (Report) Reply

  • (10/29/2016 6:06:00 PM)

    He surely had to die many times, to write this poem... (Report) Reply

  • (10/29/2016 6:03:00 PM)

    Indeed, to write a poem one has to feel each and every word written there. P.Neruda was a poet, a great poet, meaning that he felt more than thousand feelings inside, contradicting each other. He had to die a lot, but he lived as well... (Report) Reply

  • (10/25/2016 12:45:00 PM)

    oh ! excellent it is one of my most fevorite poem (Report) Reply

  • (8/29/2016 3:14:00 AM)

    Excellent poem......, ... (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (8/16/2016 12:52:00 PM)

    A beautiful and touching love poem. Enjoyed it very much. (Report) Reply

  • Augustus Billy Mutebesi (8/10/2016 1:18:00 AM)

    Wow wow... sometimes you fall in love by just the words. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 5, 2011

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