Monday, January 13, 2003

Saddest Poem Comments

Rating: 4.1
I can write the saddest poem of all tonight.

Write, for instance: "The night is full of stars,
and the stars, blue, shiver in the distance."

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COMMENTS
Saddest Poem by Pablo Neruda is really saddest.
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Yiyan Han 11 November 2017
Your poem falls to the soul as dew to grass......
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Spock The Vegan 23 March 2017
Very sad, and also that Pablo Neruda had passed away.
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Amar Agarwala 23 February 2017
Pablo Neruda... is a wizard with words. His work carries meaning and depth, but being translated from Spanish to English, many have lost some charm and rhythm.
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Signed Lonnie 03 April 2016
Lovely...
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Suprise Soso 06 May 2014
wow..... Just wow.....
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Brian Jani 27 April 2014
Very nice layout of words
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Marco Ribeiro 07 March 2007
This is of course Poema de Amor 20 The heart of this poem is: I no longer love her, true, but perhaps I love her. Love is so short and oblivion so long. translated elsewhere: 'Love is so short, forgetting is so long' or: '..., forgetting lasts so long' The Spanish is ambiguous: 'Es tan corto el amor, y es tan largo el olvido' can be glossed as both: 1. 'Love is so short, and oblivion is so long' AND 2. 'Love is so short, and forgetting takes so long.' I like the contrast this translation sets up, between love and oblivion. The consonance of these two words works very well. But this line loses sense number 2. This is a very good translation, does anyone know who did it?
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Christina Tucker 08 December 2006
Actually this is a slightly different translation of the poem 'Puedo escribir' or 'Tonight I Can Write' in the book 'Twenty Love Poems And A Song Of Despair.' 'A Song Of Despair' is considered a song and not a poem and is actually 29 stanzas long as opposed to 16 or 17 stanzas shown above. I personally love this poem... both translations.
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Jessica Saenz 01 October 2006
Great poem, wrong title. Pablo released poems called 'Twenty Love Poems and A Song Of Despair'. This one is 'A Song Of Despair', which is a much better, and correct, title than 'Saddest Poem' anyway. Do its' justice and correct it.
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Aliana Venegas 21 August 2006
I've read a different translation of this poem, which was much better. But I've always come back to this poem. I first found out about Neruda in high school right before graduation. While I was deeply in love. The line, 'Love is so short, but forgetting is so long', really struck me even though I had yet to experience heart break. I love his poetry because a lot of his writing has double meaning and it can mean whatever to whomever reading it.
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Kate Roehr 21 July 2006
I have loved this poem for about 4 years since I first read it, but you don't truly understand it until you share a love with someone who isn't ready for the same kind of love, and you have to watch them go, and try not to wait...
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John Tiong Chunghoo 04 July 2006
pablo, i read this poem many times but could still find reason to love it. good work. keep it up.
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Damian M 14 December 2005
Beautiful Poem, really equates the powerless of his situation really well.
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Mark Luttrell 24 November 2005
Cayetana, I read the 'I no longer love her...' in a more visceral and emotional way, when I read it I hear the loss. She was his in his arms now she is another's, he has lost her, she is gone so he says, I do not love her... but he cannot forget and the longing remains, perhaps he does love her - of course he does love her. I have read translations that use the word 'forgetting' where this translator uses oblivion, I think it makes more sense.
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Cayetana Delaura 11 July 2005
very good.its woderful, simple, and is with deep meaning.
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