Pablo Neruda

(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral)

If You Forget Me - Poem by Pablo Neruda

I want you to know
one thing.

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Comments about If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda

  • Lily Mund (4/18/2009 1:55:00 PM)

    The last stanza especially.
    I'm not sure that i agree with the message. Love surely isn't that simple.
    But beautiful non the less, (Report) Reply

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  • nacera dansoun (4/12/2009 6:18:00 AM)

    wow that's all what i can say wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwow
    amazing (Report) Reply

  • Sky Allardice (3/28/2009 8:37:00 AM)

    That was so beautiful. I think if someone can forget you than they dont deserve you hanging on, i wish it was that easy (Report) Reply

  • Cristoph Galindo (3/25/2009 1:04:00 PM)

    In fact this is a beautiful poem! ! ! ! but too bad we cant all forget one just simply cause they have forgoten u (Report) Reply

  • David Brady (3/22/2009 7:38:00 PM)

    My favorite poem of all time. I love the beautiful words and the deep meaning. I think many people don't really understand the poem and I've posted comments before that provoked some interesting responses, so I'll try to make my point again in a different way... By summarizing this beautiful poem:
    1. I love you so much.
    2. If you stop loving me or get bored with me and move on, then I'll so the same.
    3. But if you still love me 5,10,20 or 50 years from now, then I'll still love you too and that would be a really cool thing.

    Isn't that type of love alot cooler than 'I'll love you forever, even if you leave me, stop loving me or get bored with me'? (Report) Reply

  • Anthony Fortunato (3/19/2009 6:04:00 PM)

    My god that was a beautiful poem, I have tears in my eyes. (Report) Reply

  • Marguerite Ryan (2/20/2009 3:48:00 PM)

    If you love reading Neruda's poetry; you must experience his love poems read by different actors and actresses to the music of Il Postino. I had a tape and wore it out! now looking for a CD to take its place...a must for lovers of Pablo Neruda. (Report) Reply

  • Jonathan Berry (2/13/2009 1:01:00 PM)

    Fantastic read! I'm so glad I clicked here! (Report) Reply

  • Rakela Triste (1/27/2009 9:10:00 AM)

    Is balsam for my soul
    He is known as best poet of love
    Who is loving, who have benn any time in love, who will be in love will arrive in the same conclusion..... (Report) Reply

  • Muhammed Imran (1/27/2009 4:40:00 AM)

    hi pablo
    ur poem IF U FORGET ME is so sweet poem (Report) Reply

  • Tess Bybee (1/21/2009 12:04:00 AM)

    Pablo Neruda is awesome, in any language. (Report) Reply

  • Jimi Doyle (1/20/2009 10:35:00 AM)

    wrinkled body of the log (Report) Reply

  • Kelsey Mlnarik (1/10/2009 9:30:00 PM)

    I like this poem because I think most people who are in love feel this way: they want to be in love forever, and want to be able to promise that things will always be beautiful and wonderful, but at the same time don't want to put all that emotion out there just to be forgotten and left behind. So, as, Neruda said in this poem, we say 'if you forget me, I'll forget you first.' (Report) Reply

  • Tlv 46 (1/9/2009 8:46:00 AM)

    Nice one...very true and honest... (Report) Reply

  • Andrew Burant (12/24/2008 10:41:00 PM)

    this is a superb poet no doubt but if you want to see some cool work read mine people so go check it out (Report) Reply

  • Joanne Togati (12/16/2008 10:53:00 AM)

    Neruda has courage to express his full sentiment, but he is not prisoner of it. I believe that is the full intent of this poem, to swim and dance in the greatest feeling one can have, but if the beloved should falter, than the lover need not suffer. Distant lands with ever more verdent fields are always on the horizon. I enjoyed this very much. (Report) Reply

  • Elbert Matt Loubser (12/15/2008 4:37:00 AM)

    This poem touched me. It is good to see that others share the feelings I have. (Report) Reply

  • Drishti Magoo (12/1/2008 7:31:00 AM)

    a very intense and selfless poem. Loving to the extent of loving the senses and feelings of the beloved... acutely sensitive thought.. love transcends the linguistic barriers yet an ernest effort to express the expression of love.
    wonderful... (Report) Reply

  • Lu Wenchao (11/10/2008 3:09:00 AM)

    I like this poem.It create a new style concerning love.That is, if you forget me, I will not remember you either; but if you always miss me, I will miss you too, even deeper.But, what hidden in the whole poem, is the inevitable love.We can conclude this by the attitude of the poet, especially the word'if'.If you forget me, I will forget you.This attitude contains a desperate feeling.The poet must say this, if not, he may be trapped in the love, without any possibility to return.So he say this.And the next section is more easy to us to understand the love beneath the words.As a result, i will not explain it.In a word, the whole poem is about love, the deep and pure and inevitable love.Soreau once wrote in his dairy, that in order to forget the love, the only way is to love more deeply.That is really the tradgy of love. (Report) Reply

  • Navita Mahajan (10/26/2008 11:55:00 AM)

    Beautiful...only love exists... (Report) Reply

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