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From – Twenty Poems Of Love

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I can write the saddest lines tonight.

Write for example: ‘The night is fractured
and they shiver, blue, those stars, in the distance’

The night wind turns in the sky and sings.
I can write the saddest lines tonight.
I loved her, sometimes she loved me too.

On nights like these I held her in my arms.
I kissed her greatly under the infinite sky.
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Aya Sunga Askert 03 February 2018
Pablo Neruda could smoothly traverse from surrealist to a romantic poet...that's why I admire him. I love all his sad and happy lines.
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Mary Skarpathiotaki 13 December 2017
I can write the saddest lines tonight....................sad poetry pretty good by a poet I read...
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Brian Jani 27 April 2014
Awesome I like this poem, check mine out 
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Proyon John Gomes 21 September 2013
''My voice tried to find the breeze to reach her'' -pain & love, equally expressed in this line.
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Putul S 01 October 2009
'love is brief; forgetting lasts so long'...beautifully expressed..
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Viviana Canas 29 June 2009
Pensar que no la tengo. Sentir que la he perdido. I love this poem Spanish, English, Italian version, It does not matter.
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Li Away 26 October 2008
How i love this poem?
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J. Barrett Wolf 22 July 2008
While this translation is not without merit, I am more fond of W.S. Merwin's translation of this poem - translation is more art than science and it is painful to read the work of some of the translators who altogether lack a poetic understanding of the 'victims' of their interpretation. Merwin translated 'Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair' and it far exceeds older interpretations of the great man's work.
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Riel Tizzano 29 May 2008
i love this poem but it's much better in it's original spanish
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Liz Thaugally 07 April 2008
Neruda- I salute you. this beautiful and certainly one of my favourite poems always struck a chord in my soul, but lately it has brought out a myriad of emotions which reflect my life at this very moment, it is liberating and also a great comfort to know that great poets like Neruda can be translated into any language- and still touch a deep place within your soul and give comfort and the feeling of universality years on.
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