Pablo Neruda

(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral)

If You Forget Me - Poem by Pablo Neruda

I want you to know
one thing.

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Comments about If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda

  • (4/27/2007 11:00:00 PM)


    brilliantpoem. It brings love poems to a new level, he brings the words to life! ! (Report) Reply

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  • (4/8/2007 9:09:00 PM)


    sounds like a very conditional love (quite different from the passionate, clingy, romantic love commonly written of in poetry) (Report) Reply

  • (4/5/2007 2:15:00 AM)


    Deliciously human! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (2/17/2007 9:21:00 AM)


    Stunning. (Report) Reply

  • (2/10/2007 3:58:00 AM)


    i love this poem because i wish i could mirror those feelings
    but
    i must say 'yeah right because we are long forgoten before we forget
    and we will be well gotten over before we get over it'
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  • (1/3/2007 1:29:00 AM)


    This is a beautiful poem, i felt every word of it. (Report) Reply

  • john tiong chunghoo (12/23/2006 9:06:00 AM)


    he might be writing the truth may be. it is just written to let himself feel less pain if he really lost his love. (Report) Reply

  • (11/19/2006 6:35:00 AM)


    Sooo Neutral Yet Truthfully Understanding,
    Poetic Truth Thats What This Is Clearly Thought Out
    Fully Trusting, Respecting Of Your Love/or LoveNot Feelings
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  • (11/9/2006 10:51:00 AM)


    this poem is not just about love between a man and a woman, but also a man and his country. From what i remember, i believe Neruda was exiled from his home country, which he loved and was very weaved in politics with. so, he's saying 'if my country forgets me, then i will proceed to forget it too' its a beautiful, patriotic poem. about love and loyalty.

    not just about a man and a woman, but it can be applied to a man and a woman as well. there are just so many depths to his poetry.
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  • (10/31/2006 1:28:00 PM)


    thats really good! ! if you forget me is an awsome poem and i hope the person you wrote this to gets the picture and gets what ur trying to say.... (Report) Reply

  • (9/28/2006 6:26:00 PM)


    This poem is neat-my class is studying a lot of poems by Neruda, and he's really good (Report) Reply

  • (8/11/2006 2:42:00 AM)


    A poem that reminds all that love is like a puzzle. If the piece doesn't fit, it will never fit, and we should not remain where there is no love to be found. But if we are so lucky as to meet that comrade soul, and our jigsaw matches, then let us continue on... (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (7/17/2006 10:59:00 AM)


    Where love is nurtured, love will remain... but if neglected, love will search elsewhere to be sustained. (Report) Reply

  • (7/12/2006 7:19:00 PM)


    I see it as less of a threat and more of an expression of his dual independence and attachment. It seems more as though he is trying to be realistic, while at the same time telling her he does love her. (Report) Reply

  • (7/5/2006 11:25:00 AM)


    Dear poetry hound,
    Its no surprise that you find the threat bizarre. Neruda is not your Mills and Boon sloshy love poet. And what is love anyway?
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  • (6/16/2006 2:41:00 PM)


    This is a sentimental poem so I'm not surprised that it's popular. And while it could easily have gotten too sappy, it by and large avoids that. How interesting and unusual that it contains that threat in the middle - If you leave me, then I'll leave you. What the hell is that doing in the middle of a love poem? And it even gets sort of nyah nyah grade-schoolish with the line saying that if you forget about me, then I'll have forgotten about you first. What a bizarre thing to say to your lover. And yet, it underscores the love because he is so attached to her - almost merged with her - that anything she does is a part of him. It's almost creepy and gives the poem an edginess and a weird energy, which makes it that much more oritinal. (Report) Reply

  • (2/11/2006 6:35:00 AM)


    I am particularly fascinated about this peom because..it really touches the reader. If i were to go back in time, i would definitely want to him Pablo Neruda coz for me he is one of the greatest writer of all times! (Report) Reply

  • (1/30/2006 3:16:00 PM)


    this poem was cool it was s tru to what people think about love :) (Report) Reply

  • (1/29/2006 1:06:00 PM)


    I don't think this poem just applies to the broken hearted. I am very much in love and I was thinking of reading this poem at my wedding. I don't think there would be divorce in our future but I know that the person you love needs to remember that love has to be worked at consciously once it has been there long. (Report) Reply

  • (9/28/2005 2:32:00 AM)


    The poet gives all the counsel needed to the victims of breakups. And all counsel in a poem is not an easy task, thus in being able to combine counsel with the finest essence of poetry Mr Neruda has done a good job indeed. (Report) Reply



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