Pablo Neruda

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

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

  • Rookie M. Warrens (12/8/2013 4:25:00 PM)

    Ive read about him, and to me it seems like Pablo may have written this about his mother country Chile during the time he was in exile in Argentina after Chile outlawed communism and issued a warrant for his arrest.

    For me, its about a man trying to put on a brave face during a break up, trying to say he'd forget her if she didn't love him, trying to hold on to some manhood and dignity, but admitting to himself that he still would love and want her if she ever came back. a favorite of mine (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,796 Points Wahab Abdul (12/6/2013 7:03:00 AM)

    a set of sentences talking of revenge, tit for tat attitude in love...i wonder if the poem goes well down the throat of all.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lee B. (11/27/2013 9:29:00 PM)

    This is a very mature attitude toward love that is realistic not masochistic. To be in love means having the other person in it with you. If the other does not reciprocate, the mutual love has died. Thank you, Neruda. Maybe one day I can see it this way and enjoy what is beautiful not what was once. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 33 Points Francis G Kariuki (11/9/2013 12:43:00 PM)

    Wow! That poem just made me keep away my hat! I salute you big! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Payal Lalwani (11/7/2013 10:57:00 AM)

    what is it about this great piece of creation? Every Time I read it, something new I find.First it seemed to be writings of a kindred soul.Next it shows the insecurity, a veiled threat of never forget me.Full of surprises.Cheers. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Poems 7137 (11/7/2013 8:49:00 AM)

    A Straight poem...! and yet profound..
    It is about a love affair not love per se...As love affair needs both ends to embrace each other for it to flower.
    A spark from only one side will remain only that much..; till it is joined by the other side too to create Fire..The passion which the poem seeks.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Zemo Deka (10/25/2013 1:40:00 PM)

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  • Rookie Ameena K.g (10/19/2013 7:57:00 AM)

    i guess he is trying to say if you keep on loving me, i will keep on loving you more but if you stop loving me, i would have forgotten you, long....but anyway, i do really like the poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ifeoluwa Dele (10/12/2013 3:18:00 AM)

    It's a simply beautiful poem, an expression of love affair based on mutual agreement and total commitment on both parties. 'My love feeds on your love, beloved' fully captures 'the give and take' relationship. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 226 Points Tristan Love-day (10/7/2013 8:39:00 AM)

    wow is all i can say...keep up the good work :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Veronica Mendoza (10/1/2013 2:10:00 PM)

    i love this poem its beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Veronica Mendoza (10/1/2013 2:08:00 PM)

    i love this poem its really good (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 130 Points Majed Fox (9/29/2013 6:54:00 PM)

    You know how this is:
    if I look
    at the crystal moon, at the red branch
    of the slow autumn at my window, (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 866 Points Liliana ~el (9/29/2013 3:41:00 PM)

    This is soo beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Paola Melendes (9/24/2013 10:48:00 AM)

    great poem! love it. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 942 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (9/22/2013 3:14:00 AM)

    Ah, love is a fire that dies out fast
    Despite all the vows we make
    Something too fickle an emotion to last
    And betrayal eventually takes the cake... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 52 Points Sameer Ahsan (9/19/2013 4:28:00 AM)

    it's good creation and a masterpiece work by the poet, just i gotta induced reading the poem and enjoyed a lot (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,023 Points Geetha Jayakumar (9/18/2013 9:38:00 AM)

    Wow..Beautiful Romantic poem..Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 30 Points Ceejon Ezinwoke (8/29/2013 3:00:00 AM)

    A Beautifully scribed truth. Positively conditional, to leave before one is left.
    I loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points John Tatum (8/21/2013 11:32:00 PM)

    so romantic and sincere...the Picasso of poetry (Report) Reply

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