Pablo Neruda

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

Don'T Go Far Off - Poem by Pablo Neruda

Don't go far off, not even for a day, because --
because -- I don't know how to say it: a day is long
and I will be waiting for you, as in an empty station
when the trains are parked off somewhere else, asleep.

Don't leave me, even for an hour, because
then the little drops of anguish will all run together,
the smoke that roams looking for a home will drift
into me, choking my lost heart.

Oh, may your silhouette never dissolve on the beach;
may your eyelids never flutter into the empty distance.
Don't leave me for a second, my dearest,

because in that moment you'll have gone so far
I'll wander mazily over all the earth, asking,
Will you come back? Will you leave me here, dying?


Comments about Don'T Go Far Off by Pablo Neruda

  • Rookie - 475 Points Zoila T. Flores (5/13/2015 12:10:00 PM)

    Well, I wouldn't let my dearest friend too far away either. Nice poem (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 188 Points Tandin Wangchuk (4/30/2015 11:21:00 PM)

    because in that moment you'll have gone so far
    I'll wander mazily over all the earth, asking,
    Will you come back? Will you leave me here, dying? (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 673 Points Matthias Pantaleon (4/30/2015 10:02:00 AM)

    Pablo is one of the world greatest poet, I expect nothing less. Well penned and well accepted by this reviewer (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,350 Points Godfrey Morris (4/28/2015 10:41:00 PM)

    Awesome poem. It gave me goose bumps. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie naina shah (4/28/2015 5:20:00 AM)

    It shows the intensity of love that a lover cant bear to leave the person ţo whom he/she loves even d For a moment.. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 717 Points val Rogers (4/26/2015 7:59:00 AM)

    Separation anxiety beautifully written. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 126 Points Halla ingimars (4/20/2015 3:20:00 PM)

    Wow he is so beautiful in words so passioned (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 164 Points Musa Ndhlovu (12/25/2014 11:53:00 AM)

    "Will you come back? Will you leave me here, dying?" I like... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Hajrah Batool (11/26/2014 7:22:00 AM)

    Awesome poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/5/2014 11:40:00 AM)

    Ah! this is called love this is the world of pain.. this is the desire....this is the only thought (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,956 Points Ken E Hall (8/15/2014 6:09:00 PM)

    Just perfect great poem with feelings...regards (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 33,912 Points Gajanan Mishra (7/14/2014 5:53:00 AM)

    empty distance, that I like it.. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,240 Points Primrose Tee (5/3/2014 3:59:00 PM)

    great poem indeed.dont leave me (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 28,899 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/27/2014 9:25:00 AM)

    A poem showing the attachment of life and reluctance of going too far a nice idea. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 93 Points Brian Jani (4/27/2014 2:34:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 14,297 Points * Sunprincess * (4/27/2014 1:35:00 AM)

    ........a poem of deep attachment....enjoyed... (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,389 Points Herbert Guitang (4/25/2014 7:38:00 AM)

    So moving in my eyes that might fall. I really like and love this poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Vidi Writes (12/14/2013 8:43:00 PM)

    Don't leave me for the fraction of a second
    That moment i may stop breathing and have my end
    I love to live in the comfort of your strong will
    Until the day when i am carried to my grave to be still. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Lizzy Bennet (5/20/2013 12:52:00 PM)

    dont leave me for a day.. for a minute.. for a second... only someone who knows love can write this.. there r many who would love to say this but couldnt.. couldnt stop those who have made up their mind to go.. but i think pablo neruda gives words to their anguish.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 5, 2011


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