The Song Of Despair Poem by Pablo Neruda

The Song Of Despair

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You swallowed everything, like distance.
Like the sea, like time.
In you everything sank!
It was the happy hour of assault and the kiss.
The hour of the spell that blazed like a lighthouse.
Pilot's dread, fury of a blind diver,
turbulent drunkenness of love,
in you everything sank!

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Estuardo 19 February 2020

Jeanie Cummings lists two lines in Spanish and English from " The Song of Despair" at the beginning of her new book, American Dirt. Nothing matches the above words.

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Cheryl 21 February 2021

This is not the entire poem - go to //poets.org/poem/song-despair which includes the lines in Jeanine Cummins' American Dirt.

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bish u wish u knew 17 July 2018

it was acc gr8 I was expecting did to be rubbish for some reason idk why but it was acc pretty gud pleasantly surprised

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Adeline Foster 22 July 2016

Interesting concept to compare a Kiss as the lighthouse of love. I do agree. Read mine - Despair - Adeline

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Li Away 14 September 2008

the ever romantic poet of such great subtleties ' you swallowed everything, like distance/like the sea, like time/ in you everything sank' it did indeed swak

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Cecilia Nicoletti 12 May 2007

it is Pablo the only universal poet from Hispanic Literature. A roamer life to the last of idealistic and romantic men. this poem pictures the colours of deep dispair.

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