Pablo Neruda

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

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If You Forget Me

I want you to know
one thing.

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  • Rookie - 751 Points Wahab Abdul (1/13/2012 5:46:00 AM)

    a fantastic poem..i like the style too...the theme is on such a point which every one experiences or want to have the experiances....i like the poem too much..i have written 'whom do i belong to? ' readers may consider to read it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 195 Points Buddy Bee Anthony (1/8/2012 1:51:00 PM)

    Subtle, and masterful. Only Pablo Neruda could weave such a tapestry of longing and desire with his endearing words. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 195 Points Rimjhim Singh (1/3/2012 2:56:00 AM)

    the imagery is so descriptive as well as
    the poem, the poet makes you sail one of those boats that lead to his sensitively woven tale of simple love.
    loved it [3 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 195 Points William. Or. Bill Young (12/27/2011 11:03:00 AM)

    I liked this poem, it brought back some of the moments in my own past life when I was much younger, when life is full of hope and you think you have the world at your feet.....but love is not like that, it alludes you when you need it most and tears will not bring it back, but you DO rise again (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 195 Points Judith Furedi (12/26/2011 11:35:00 AM)

    Pablo Neruda is an extraordinary poet. I love many of his poems and his body of work, as a whole. He writes of deep love and sensuality without being trite. He is skillful at turning a phrase and employs imagery inventively and subtly. I first came across his poems while watching a movie called 'The Postman.' It inspired me to buy the soundtrack and then entire collections of Neruda.

    Often sad, true, but his poetry transcends the sadness by soaring. It lifts us to a higher place. The beauty transcends the sadness. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 195 Points Jacob Ribald (12/8/2011 3:24:00 PM)

    I stumbled across this poem one day when I was thinking of my recent ex, it just made me realize that if she truly loves me then hopefully one day she'll realize it and hopefully my heart is still hers then. Hah I dunno if that made sense. Thanks for the poem though! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 158 Points Harindhar Reddy (10/28/2011 3:44:00 PM)

    An awe-inspiring poem to readers, poets and poetry lovers. With admiration or wonder I am dumbstruck with my agape mouth!

    That's Pablo Neruda is considered as poets' poet. Hats off to the giant poet..... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Abhishek Tiwari (10/8/2011 5:21:00 AM)

    True, like the life in the aroma, and death in the ash, of the poem..
    I am dumbstruck..
    Its so true..
    'Love' is the word most easily uttered..from the moment v break the shell of life..
    Bt i knw its most difficult to comprehend..
    Love is the truth of life..
    And for most its merely a lie.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Selene Reynolds (9/3/2011 12:51:00 PM)

    understand it. it's hard to love some1 in that way who doesn't love you back... then it is easier to love someone who loves you. I think it may be more true for men. Women... are more complicated... my theory as of now. Women are wired differently, they have to love... even when it's tough... as when dealing with kids (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Katrina Widener (2/21/2011 4:08:00 PM)

    Pablo Neruda is known as 'the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language.' Although all of his poems are beautiful in their own way, I find 'If You Forget Me' to have a certain realness about it. He simply states that if you love me, I will love you, but if you choose to pull away, I won’t be chasing you. Everyone wants to express that emotion – if you scorn me, I won’t be around when you come back. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 75 Points Uriah Hamilton (10/20/2010 10:36:00 PM)

    A Tenderness I Can’t Explain

    By Uriah Lee Hamilton

    These feelings are intoxicating
    With arms entwined
    Beneath blue sky ablaze with dreams.

    At your mother’s house
    In the summertime,
    We prayed by the milk tree
    Silently and sincerely.

    I surrendered to my heart
    A long time ago
    Concerning your eyes,
    I’ve never found a place before
    I never wanted to leave.

    Yesterday, I dreamt
    We were making love on a train;
    I woke up on a bus holding the necklace
    I bought for you.

    I adore your face
    Without makeup,
    A tenderness I can’t explain.

    Let’s have a glass of wine
    In the sunlight of your apartment.

    11: 24P.M.10-20-2010 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 75 Points Shamik Sen (9/30/2010 8:45:00 AM)

    this is the answer to a certain cult of people... apotheosis of optimism in a distinct way and is starkly different.... (Report) Reply

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