Pablo Neruda

(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral / Chile)

Absence - Poem by Pablo Neruda

I have scarcely left you
When you go in me, crystalline,
Or trembling,
Or uneasy, wounded by me
Or overwhelmed with love, as
when your eyes
Close upon the gift of life
That without cease I give you.

My love,
We have found each other
Thirsty and we have
Drunk up all the water and the
We found each other
And we bit each other
As fire bites,
Leaving wounds in us.

But wait for me,
Keep for me your sweetness.
I will give you too
A rose.

Comments about Absence by Pablo Neruda

  • Gold Star - 68,481 Points Fabrizio Frosini (11/24/2015 3:43:00 AM)



    Apenas te he dejado,
    vas en mi, cristalina
    o temblorosa,
    o inquieta, herida por mi mismo
    o colmada de amor, como cuando tus ojos
    se cierran sobre el don de la vida
    que sin cesar te entrego.

    Amor mio,
    nos hemos encontrado
    sedientos y nos hemos
    bebido toda el agua y la sangre,
    nos encontramos
    con hambre
    y nos mordimos
    como el fuego muerde,
    dejandonos heridos.

    Pero esperame
    guardame tu dulzura.
    Yo te dare tambien
    una rosa. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 6 Points John Raisin (6/22/2015 10:41:00 AM)

    Absolutely beautiful and raw (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 45 Points Colleen Courtney (6/7/2014 7:12:00 AM)

    I find the closing lines of this poem to be so wonderful! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 184 Points Brian Jani (4/27/2014 2:23:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out  (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Amaka Umeh (4/21/2014 2:13:00 PM)

    This brings to mind the image of love as war. The carnage left behind after two people have had their way with each other's hearts.
    It ends beautifully though, with the thought that maybe that one person is worth the fight. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 613 Points Alexander Opicho (12/3/2013 7:49:00 AM)

    We have found each other
    Thirsty and we have
    Drunk up all the water and the
    Blood; this is my favourite (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 755 Points Almedia Knight-Oliver (10/12/2013 2:03:00 PM)

    Wait for me, my love
    take me in your minds heart
    take me in your mouth,
    kiss me when our existences
    are too far apart
    keep me in your dream
    hold me when fears hold
    on instead of your arms... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rinki Nandy (4/2/2013 5:12:00 PM)

    But wait for me,
    Keep for me your sweetness.
    I will give you too
    A rose.
    The most romantic lines I've read so far, simple, close, personal n touchy. I like his language style, they offer the connection a lot of poets lack. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shiela Marie Anunciacion (11/17/2012 4:43:00 AM)

    It's as if, they both know they have flaws and mistakes. But the poet all asks is for a little faith in their love, that they don't give up or give in... because in the end, all will end well. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Jemme Simbulan (7/21/2012 1:18:00 AM)

    I'm interested to know as what inspired him to write this one. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 22, 2010

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