Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

When it appeared in 1924, this work launched into the international spotlight a young and unknown poet whose writings would ignite a generation. W. S. Merwin's incomparable translation faces the original Spanish text. Now in a black-spine Classics edition with an introduction by Cristina Garcia, this book stands as an essential collection that continues to inspire lovers a When it appeared in 1924, this work launched into the international spotlight a young and unknown poet whose writings wou...

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Title:Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
Author:Pablo Neruda
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:70 pages pages

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair Reviews

  • Bill  Kerwin
    Jan 20, 2018

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

  • vie
    Aug 08, 2007

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

  • David Schaafsma
    Aug 27, 2012

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

    I adore Neruda's poetry. The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the "woman as a doll" imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it... ...

    One of the most beautiful collection of love poems ever (and followed by one which will bring tears to your eyes), Neruda is clearly a master of language and feeling and I always derive comfort from every time I read this book. She loved me, sometimes I loved her. How could I not ha...

    It is true that when we are dealing with such an equally popular and admired author, we expect something extraordinary and therefore it spoils the effect of discovery. It was my first Neruda; a bilingual collection (where I had fun reading also the original version) which consists of t...

    "Speechless, my friend, alone in the loneliness of this hour of the dead and filled with the lives of fire, pure heir of the ruined day. " It was glorious one ! ! ! As I had seen recently in some friend's review and Crossing my other books, I've chosen to read it first whic...

    One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda was one of the great poets of the twentieth century, one of the great poets of all time?one of the great love poets, surrealist poets, political poets, poets of odes to common things. I don?t love you as if you were a ...

  • whichwaydidshego?
    Oct 22, 2007

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

    I adore Neruda's poetry. The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the "woman as a doll" imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it... ...

    One of the most beautiful collection of love poems ever (and followed by one which will bring tears to your eyes), Neruda is clearly a master of language and feeling and I always derive comfort from every time I read this book. She loved me, sometimes I loved her. How could I not ha...

    It is true that when we are dealing with such an equally popular and admired author, we expect something extraordinary and therefore it spoils the effect of discovery. It was my first Neruda; a bilingual collection (where I had fun reading also the original version) which consists of t...

    "Speechless, my friend, alone in the loneliness of this hour of the dead and filled with the lives of fire, pure heir of the ruined day. " It was glorious one ! ! ! As I had seen recently in some friend's review and Crossing my other books, I've chosen to read it first whic...

    One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda was one of the great poets of the twentieth century, one of the great poets of all time?one of the great love poets, surrealist poets, political poets, poets of odes to common things. I don?t love you as if you were a ...

    This is a bilingual review: English first, then Spanish./Esta es una reseña bilingüe: inglés, luego español. (Muchas gracias, Miquel.) "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it ...

    Achingly beautiful and haunting - words that transition from falling stars to fireflies as you are lost in wanting - highest recommendation. ...

    Beautiful and sensual with a touch of lingering sadness. One of my favs: Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example,'The night is shattered and the blue stars shiver in the distance.' The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the sad...

    I took my time reading this, choosing to savor the succulent, vivid, tactile words. I must say, these poems are luscious! I feel their imagery as much as visualize it. Phrases such as "In the moist night my garment of kisses trembles..." A garment of kisses. How delightful! (I want one...

  • Danny
    Mar 14, 2008

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

  • Kara
    Sep 17, 2008

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

    I adore Neruda's poetry. The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the "woman as a doll" imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it... ...

    One of the most beautiful collection of love poems ever (and followed by one which will bring tears to your eyes), Neruda is clearly a master of language and feeling and I always derive comfort from every time I read this book. She loved me, sometimes I loved her. How could I not ha...

    It is true that when we are dealing with such an equally popular and admired author, we expect something extraordinary and therefore it spoils the effect of discovery. It was my first Neruda; a bilingual collection (where I had fun reading also the original version) which consists of t...

    "Speechless, my friend, alone in the loneliness of this hour of the dead and filled with the lives of fire, pure heir of the ruined day. " It was glorious one ! ! ! As I had seen recently in some friend's review and Crossing my other books, I've chosen to read it first whic...

    One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda was one of the great poets of the twentieth century, one of the great poets of all time?one of the great love poets, surrealist poets, political poets, poets of odes to common things. I don?t love you as if you were a ...

    This is a bilingual review: English first, then Spanish./Esta es una reseña bilingüe: inglés, luego español. (Muchas gracias, Miquel.) "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it ...

    Achingly beautiful and haunting - words that transition from falling stars to fireflies as you are lost in wanting - highest recommendation. ...

    Beautiful and sensual with a touch of lingering sadness. One of my favs: Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example,'The night is shattered and the blue stars shiver in the distance.' The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the sad...

    I took my time reading this, choosing to savor the succulent, vivid, tactile words. I must say, these poems are luscious! I feel their imagery as much as visualize it. Phrases such as "In the moist night my garment of kisses trembles..." A garment of kisses. How delightful! (I want one...

    Beautiful! Profusion of sweet and tender emotions poured at will. Sensual, poetic, nostalgic and melancholy. ...

    Neruda does not play with the intangible. He does not waste words with the abstract. One simply needs to read and take in the pure and stark versification of the sensualities of life, both in love and lust. Neruda?s distinct style in poetry is easily distinguishable. First, h...

    ?Tonight I can write the saddest lines I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.? I'm still drunk on Neruda's poems and to be honest, I'm not sure I'll sober up again anytime soon. The author's words seem to draw you into a kind of trance in which you start to say the poems...

    Oh, the power to celebrate you with all the words of happiness To sing, to burn, to flee, like a church bell in the hands of a madman. Pablo Neruda is the most famous Spanish-speaking poet of the 20th century, perhaps in all of literature. He published this, his most popular book, ...

    Quick Update, 7-8-17: I didn't intend to review this again. In honesty, I'm trying to hit 150 for complete reads this year, which makes about four per week. I own a copy of this now and I knew how quickly I could read it. I'm shocked, stunned, mesmerized. I read some of his other writ...

    Poems that I love The Cataract of Lodore BY ROBERT SOUTHEY  From its sources which well  In the tarn on the fell;  From its fountains  In the mountains,  Its rills and its gills;  Through moss and through brake,  It runs and it creeps  For a while, t...

    "Always, always you recede through the evenings towards where the twilight goes erasing statues." An enduring collection of exquisite verses. Even though translated from Spanish, these words sound eloquent and lyrical. Simple, sensual, beautiful words filled with tenderness and...

    Has anyone read and understood the Song of Solomon? Neruda must have. And he must have understood it too! These poems are more than just about the physical love between man and woman: they are about what happens to the soul. For some reason pine trees feature a fair amount here, from "...

    The memory of you emerges from the night around me. The river mingles its stubborn lament with the sea. Deserted like the wharves at dawn. It is the hour of departure, oh deserted one!  Cold flower heads are raining over my heart. Oh pit of debris, fierce cave of the shipwrec...

    It's weird if someone saw me reading poetry in public, why? I never ever enjoyed reading poetry since the day I was born. The day that my Elementary teacher forced me to memorize an Evangelical Hymn, All Things Bright and Beautiful - in which James Herriot entitled his books - and to m...

    Nature and love are probably two of the world?s most mysterious offerings. His poems consistently bring the two together and takes the reader into the innocence of true love, immense passion and complete surrender. He enhances the experience by calling attention to the natural beauty...

  • Ilze
    Aug 25, 2008

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

    I adore Neruda's poetry. The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the "woman as a doll" imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it... ...

    One of the most beautiful collection of love poems ever (and followed by one which will bring tears to your eyes), Neruda is clearly a master of language and feeling and I always derive comfort from every time I read this book. She loved me, sometimes I loved her. How could I not ha...

    It is true that when we are dealing with such an equally popular and admired author, we expect something extraordinary and therefore it spoils the effect of discovery. It was my first Neruda; a bilingual collection (where I had fun reading also the original version) which consists of t...

    "Speechless, my friend, alone in the loneliness of this hour of the dead and filled with the lives of fire, pure heir of the ruined day. " It was glorious one ! ! ! As I had seen recently in some friend's review and Crossing my other books, I've chosen to read it first whic...

    One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda was one of the great poets of the twentieth century, one of the great poets of all time?one of the great love poets, surrealist poets, political poets, poets of odes to common things. I don?t love you as if you were a ...

    This is a bilingual review: English first, then Spanish./Esta es una reseña bilingüe: inglés, luego español. (Muchas gracias, Miquel.) "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it ...

    Achingly beautiful and haunting - words that transition from falling stars to fireflies as you are lost in wanting - highest recommendation. ...

    Beautiful and sensual with a touch of lingering sadness. One of my favs: Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example,'The night is shattered and the blue stars shiver in the distance.' The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the sad...

    I took my time reading this, choosing to savor the succulent, vivid, tactile words. I must say, these poems are luscious! I feel their imagery as much as visualize it. Phrases such as "In the moist night my garment of kisses trembles..." A garment of kisses. How delightful! (I want one...

    Beautiful! Profusion of sweet and tender emotions poured at will. Sensual, poetic, nostalgic and melancholy. ...

    Neruda does not play with the intangible. He does not waste words with the abstract. One simply needs to read and take in the pure and stark versification of the sensualities of life, both in love and lust. Neruda?s distinct style in poetry is easily distinguishable. First, h...

    ?Tonight I can write the saddest lines I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.? I'm still drunk on Neruda's poems and to be honest, I'm not sure I'll sober up again anytime soon. The author's words seem to draw you into a kind of trance in which you start to say the poems...

    Oh, the power to celebrate you with all the words of happiness To sing, to burn, to flee, like a church bell in the hands of a madman. Pablo Neruda is the most famous Spanish-speaking poet of the 20th century, perhaps in all of literature. He published this, his most popular book, ...

    Quick Update, 7-8-17: I didn't intend to review this again. In honesty, I'm trying to hit 150 for complete reads this year, which makes about four per week. I own a copy of this now and I knew how quickly I could read it. I'm shocked, stunned, mesmerized. I read some of his other writ...

    Poems that I love The Cataract of Lodore BY ROBERT SOUTHEY  From its sources which well  In the tarn on the fell;  From its fountains  In the mountains,  Its rills and its gills;  Through moss and through brake,  It runs and it creeps  For a while, t...

    "Always, always you recede through the evenings towards where the twilight goes erasing statues." An enduring collection of exquisite verses. Even though translated from Spanish, these words sound eloquent and lyrical. Simple, sensual, beautiful words filled with tenderness and...

    Has anyone read and understood the Song of Solomon? Neruda must have. And he must have understood it too! These poems are more than just about the physical love between man and woman: they are about what happens to the soul. For some reason pine trees feature a fair amount here, from "...

  • Traveller
    Feb 14, 2015

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

    I adore Neruda's poetry. The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the "woman as a doll" imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it... ...

  • Richard
    Jun 24, 2011

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

  • Kwesi 章英狮
    Nov 15, 2010

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

    I adore Neruda's poetry. The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the "woman as a doll" imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it... ...

    One of the most beautiful collection of love poems ever (and followed by one which will bring tears to your eyes), Neruda is clearly a master of language and feeling and I always derive comfort from every time I read this book. She loved me, sometimes I loved her. How could I not ha...

    It is true that when we are dealing with such an equally popular and admired author, we expect something extraordinary and therefore it spoils the effect of discovery. It was my first Neruda; a bilingual collection (where I had fun reading also the original version) which consists of t...

    "Speechless, my friend, alone in the loneliness of this hour of the dead and filled with the lives of fire, pure heir of the ruined day. " It was glorious one ! ! ! As I had seen recently in some friend's review and Crossing my other books, I've chosen to read it first whic...

    One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda was one of the great poets of the twentieth century, one of the great poets of all time?one of the great love poets, surrealist poets, political poets, poets of odes to common things. I don?t love you as if you were a ...

    This is a bilingual review: English first, then Spanish./Esta es una reseña bilingüe: inglés, luego español. (Muchas gracias, Miquel.) "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it ...

    Achingly beautiful and haunting - words that transition from falling stars to fireflies as you are lost in wanting - highest recommendation. ...

    Beautiful and sensual with a touch of lingering sadness. One of my favs: Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example,'The night is shattered and the blue stars shiver in the distance.' The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the sad...

    I took my time reading this, choosing to savor the succulent, vivid, tactile words. I must say, these poems are luscious! I feel their imagery as much as visualize it. Phrases such as "In the moist night my garment of kisses trembles..." A garment of kisses. How delightful! (I want one...

    Beautiful! Profusion of sweet and tender emotions poured at will. Sensual, poetic, nostalgic and melancholy. ...

    Neruda does not play with the intangible. He does not waste words with the abstract. One simply needs to read and take in the pure and stark versification of the sensualities of life, both in love and lust. Neruda?s distinct style in poetry is easily distinguishable. First, h...

    ?Tonight I can write the saddest lines I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.? I'm still drunk on Neruda's poems and to be honest, I'm not sure I'll sober up again anytime soon. The author's words seem to draw you into a kind of trance in which you start to say the poems...

    Oh, the power to celebrate you with all the words of happiness To sing, to burn, to flee, like a church bell in the hands of a madman. Pablo Neruda is the most famous Spanish-speaking poet of the 20th century, perhaps in all of literature. He published this, his most popular book, ...

    Quick Update, 7-8-17: I didn't intend to review this again. In honesty, I'm trying to hit 150 for complete reads this year, which makes about four per week. I own a copy of this now and I knew how quickly I could read it. I'm shocked, stunned, mesmerized. I read some of his other writ...

    Poems that I love The Cataract of Lodore BY ROBERT SOUTHEY  From its sources which well  In the tarn on the fell;  From its fountains  In the mountains,  Its rills and its gills;  Through moss and through brake,  It runs and it creeps  For a while, t...

    "Always, always you recede through the evenings towards where the twilight goes erasing statues." An enduring collection of exquisite verses. Even though translated from Spanish, these words sound eloquent and lyrical. Simple, sensual, beautiful words filled with tenderness and...

    Has anyone read and understood the Song of Solomon? Neruda must have. And he must have understood it too! These poems are more than just about the physical love between man and woman: they are about what happens to the soul. For some reason pine trees feature a fair amount here, from "...

    The memory of you emerges from the night around me. The river mingles its stubborn lament with the sea. Deserted like the wharves at dawn. It is the hour of departure, oh deserted one!  Cold flower heads are raining over my heart. Oh pit of debris, fierce cave of the shipwrec...

    It's weird if someone saw me reading poetry in public, why? I never ever enjoyed reading poetry since the day I was born. The day that my Elementary teacher forced me to memorize an Evangelical Hymn, All Things Bright and Beautiful - in which James Herriot entitled his books - and to m...

  • B. P. Rinehart
    Sep 07, 2014

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

    I adore Neruda's poetry. The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the "woman as a doll" imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it... ...

    One of the most beautiful collection of love poems ever (and followed by one which will bring tears to your eyes), Neruda is clearly a master of language and feeling and I always derive comfort from every time I read this book. She loved me, sometimes I loved her. How could I not ha...

    It is true that when we are dealing with such an equally popular and admired author, we expect something extraordinary and therefore it spoils the effect of discovery. It was my first Neruda; a bilingual collection (where I had fun reading also the original version) which consists of t...

    "Speechless, my friend, alone in the loneliness of this hour of the dead and filled with the lives of fire, pure heir of the ruined day. " It was glorious one ! ! ! As I had seen recently in some friend's review and Crossing my other books, I've chosen to read it first whic...

    One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda was one of the great poets of the twentieth century, one of the great poets of all time?one of the great love poets, surrealist poets, political poets, poets of odes to common things. I don?t love you as if you were a ...

    This is a bilingual review: English first, then Spanish./Esta es una reseña bilingüe: inglés, luego español. (Muchas gracias, Miquel.) "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it ...

  • Jibran
    Dec 30, 2014

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

  • Maru Kun
    Jan 16, 2015

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

    I adore Neruda's poetry. The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the "woman as a doll" imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it... ...

    One of the most beautiful collection of love poems ever (and followed by one which will bring tears to your eyes), Neruda is clearly a master of language and feeling and I always derive comfort from every time I read this book. She loved me, sometimes I loved her. How could I not ha...

    It is true that when we are dealing with such an equally popular and admired author, we expect something extraordinary and therefore it spoils the effect of discovery. It was my first Neruda; a bilingual collection (where I had fun reading also the original version) which consists of t...

    "Speechless, my friend, alone in the loneliness of this hour of the dead and filled with the lives of fire, pure heir of the ruined day. " It was glorious one ! ! ! As I had seen recently in some friend's review and Crossing my other books, I've chosen to read it first whic...

    One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda was one of the great poets of the twentieth century, one of the great poets of all time?one of the great love poets, surrealist poets, political poets, poets of odes to common things. I don?t love you as if you were a ...

    This is a bilingual review: English first, then Spanish./Esta es una reseña bilingüe: inglés, luego español. (Muchas gracias, Miquel.) "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it ...

    Achingly beautiful and haunting - words that transition from falling stars to fireflies as you are lost in wanting - highest recommendation. ...

    Beautiful and sensual with a touch of lingering sadness. One of my favs: Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example,'The night is shattered and the blue stars shiver in the distance.' The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the sad...

    I took my time reading this, choosing to savor the succulent, vivid, tactile words. I must say, these poems are luscious! I feel their imagery as much as visualize it. Phrases such as "In the moist night my garment of kisses trembles..." A garment of kisses. How delightful! (I want one...

    Beautiful! Profusion of sweet and tender emotions poured at will. Sensual, poetic, nostalgic and melancholy. ...

    Neruda does not play with the intangible. He does not waste words with the abstract. One simply needs to read and take in the pure and stark versification of the sensualities of life, both in love and lust. Neruda?s distinct style in poetry is easily distinguishable. First, h...

    ?Tonight I can write the saddest lines I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.? I'm still drunk on Neruda's poems and to be honest, I'm not sure I'll sober up again anytime soon. The author's words seem to draw you into a kind of trance in which you start to say the poems...

    Oh, the power to celebrate you with all the words of happiness To sing, to burn, to flee, like a church bell in the hands of a madman. Pablo Neruda is the most famous Spanish-speaking poet of the 20th century, perhaps in all of literature. He published this, his most popular book, ...

    Quick Update, 7-8-17: I didn't intend to review this again. In honesty, I'm trying to hit 150 for complete reads this year, which makes about four per week. I own a copy of this now and I knew how quickly I could read it. I'm shocked, stunned, mesmerized. I read some of his other writ...

    Poems that I love The Cataract of Lodore BY ROBERT SOUTHEY  From its sources which well  In the tarn on the fell;  From its fountains  In the mountains,  Its rills and its gills;  Through moss and through brake,  It runs and it creeps  For a while, t...

    "Always, always you recede through the evenings towards where the twilight goes erasing statues." An enduring collection of exquisite verses. Even though translated from Spanish, these words sound eloquent and lyrical. Simple, sensual, beautiful words filled with tenderness and...

    Has anyone read and understood the Song of Solomon? Neruda must have. And he must have understood it too! These poems are more than just about the physical love between man and woman: they are about what happens to the soul. For some reason pine trees feature a fair amount here, from "...

    The memory of you emerges from the night around me. The river mingles its stubborn lament with the sea. Deserted like the wharves at dawn. It is the hour of departure, oh deserted one!  Cold flower heads are raining over my heart. Oh pit of debris, fierce cave of the shipwrec...

    It's weird if someone saw me reading poetry in public, why? I never ever enjoyed reading poetry since the day I was born. The day that my Elementary teacher forced me to memorize an Evangelical Hymn, All Things Bright and Beautiful - in which James Herriot entitled his books - and to m...

    Nature and love are probably two of the world?s most mysterious offerings. His poems consistently bring the two together and takes the reader into the innocence of true love, immense passion and complete surrender. He enhances the experience by calling attention to the natural beauty...

    Quiero hacer contigo lo que la primavera hace con los cerezos I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees I think I will memorize this in Spanish. You never know when it may come in useful. ...

  • Gaurav
    May 17, 2018

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

  • Hirdesh
    Apr 13, 2017

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

    I adore Neruda's poetry. The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the "woman as a doll" imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it... ...

    One of the most beautiful collection of love poems ever (and followed by one which will bring tears to your eyes), Neruda is clearly a master of language and feeling and I always derive comfort from every time I read this book. She loved me, sometimes I loved her. How could I not ha...

    It is true that when we are dealing with such an equally popular and admired author, we expect something extraordinary and therefore it spoils the effect of discovery. It was my first Neruda; a bilingual collection (where I had fun reading also the original version) which consists of t...

    "Speechless, my friend, alone in the loneliness of this hour of the dead and filled with the lives of fire, pure heir of the ruined day. " It was glorious one ! ! ! As I had seen recently in some friend's review and Crossing my other books, I've chosen to read it first whic...

  • Roy Lotz
    Jun 27, 2018

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

    I adore Neruda's poetry. The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the "woman as a doll" imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it... ...

    One of the most beautiful collection of love poems ever (and followed by one which will bring tears to your eyes), Neruda is clearly a master of language and feeling and I always derive comfort from every time I read this book. She loved me, sometimes I loved her. How could I not ha...

    It is true that when we are dealing with such an equally popular and admired author, we expect something extraordinary and therefore it spoils the effect of discovery. It was my first Neruda; a bilingual collection (where I had fun reading also the original version) which consists of t...

    "Speechless, my friend, alone in the loneliness of this hour of the dead and filled with the lives of fire, pure heir of the ruined day. " It was glorious one ! ! ! As I had seen recently in some friend's review and Crossing my other books, I've chosen to read it first whic...

    One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda was one of the great poets of the twentieth century, one of the great poets of all time?one of the great love poets, surrealist poets, political poets, poets of odes to common things. I don?t love you as if you were a ...

    This is a bilingual review: English first, then Spanish./Esta es una reseña bilingüe: inglés, luego español. (Muchas gracias, Miquel.) "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it ...

    Achingly beautiful and haunting - words that transition from falling stars to fireflies as you are lost in wanting - highest recommendation. ...

    Beautiful and sensual with a touch of lingering sadness. One of my favs: Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example,'The night is shattered and the blue stars shiver in the distance.' The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the sad...

    I took my time reading this, choosing to savor the succulent, vivid, tactile words. I must say, these poems are luscious! I feel their imagery as much as visualize it. Phrases such as "In the moist night my garment of kisses trembles..." A garment of kisses. How delightful! (I want one...

    Beautiful! Profusion of sweet and tender emotions poured at will. Sensual, poetic, nostalgic and melancholy. ...

    Neruda does not play with the intangible. He does not waste words with the abstract. One simply needs to read and take in the pure and stark versification of the sensualities of life, both in love and lust. Neruda?s distinct style in poetry is easily distinguishable. First, h...

    ?Tonight I can write the saddest lines I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.? I'm still drunk on Neruda's poems and to be honest, I'm not sure I'll sober up again anytime soon. The author's words seem to draw you into a kind of trance in which you start to say the poems...

    Oh, the power to celebrate you with all the words of happiness To sing, to burn, to flee, like a church bell in the hands of a madman. Pablo Neruda is the most famous Spanish-speaking poet of the 20th century, perhaps in all of literature. He published this, his most popular book, ...

  • Abubakar Mehdi
    Jul 02, 2016

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

    I adore Neruda's poetry. The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the "woman as a doll" imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it... ...

    One of the most beautiful collection of love poems ever (and followed by one which will bring tears to your eyes), Neruda is clearly a master of language and feeling and I always derive comfort from every time I read this book. She loved me, sometimes I loved her. How could I not ha...

    It is true that when we are dealing with such an equally popular and admired author, we expect something extraordinary and therefore it spoils the effect of discovery. It was my first Neruda; a bilingual collection (where I had fun reading also the original version) which consists of t...

    "Speechless, my friend, alone in the loneliness of this hour of the dead and filled with the lives of fire, pure heir of the ruined day. " It was glorious one ! ! ! As I had seen recently in some friend's review and Crossing my other books, I've chosen to read it first whic...

    One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda was one of the great poets of the twentieth century, one of the great poets of all time?one of the great love poets, surrealist poets, political poets, poets of odes to common things. I don?t love you as if you were a ...

    This is a bilingual review: English first, then Spanish./Esta es una reseña bilingüe: inglés, luego español. (Muchas gracias, Miquel.) "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it ...

    Achingly beautiful and haunting - words that transition from falling stars to fireflies as you are lost in wanting - highest recommendation. ...

    Beautiful and sensual with a touch of lingering sadness. One of my favs: Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example,'The night is shattered and the blue stars shiver in the distance.' The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the sad...

    I took my time reading this, choosing to savor the succulent, vivid, tactile words. I must say, these poems are luscious! I feel their imagery as much as visualize it. Phrases such as "In the moist night my garment of kisses trembles..." A garment of kisses. How delightful! (I want one...

    Beautiful! Profusion of sweet and tender emotions poured at will. Sensual, poetic, nostalgic and melancholy. ...

    Neruda does not play with the intangible. He does not waste words with the abstract. One simply needs to read and take in the pure and stark versification of the sensualities of life, both in love and lust. Neruda?s distinct style in poetry is easily distinguishable. First, h...

    ?Tonight I can write the saddest lines I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.? I'm still drunk on Neruda's poems and to be honest, I'm not sure I'll sober up again anytime soon. The author's words seem to draw you into a kind of trance in which you start to say the poems...

    Oh, the power to celebrate you with all the words of happiness To sing, to burn, to flee, like a church bell in the hands of a madman. Pablo Neruda is the most famous Spanish-speaking poet of the 20th century, perhaps in all of literature. He published this, his most popular book, ...

    Quick Update, 7-8-17: I didn't intend to review this again. In honesty, I'm trying to hit 150 for complete reads this year, which makes about four per week. I own a copy of this now and I knew how quickly I could read it. I'm shocked, stunned, mesmerized. I read some of his other writ...

    Poems that I love The Cataract of Lodore BY ROBERT SOUTHEY  From its sources which well  In the tarn on the fell;  From its fountains  In the mountains,  Its rills and its gills;  Through moss and through brake,  It runs and it creeps  For a while, t...

    "Always, always you recede through the evenings towards where the twilight goes erasing statues." An enduring collection of exquisite verses. Even though translated from Spanish, these words sound eloquent and lyrical. Simple, sensual, beautiful words filled with tenderness and...

    Has anyone read and understood the Song of Solomon? Neruda must have. And he must have understood it too! These poems are more than just about the physical love between man and woman: they are about what happens to the soul. For some reason pine trees feature a fair amount here, from "...

    The memory of you emerges from the night around me. The river mingles its stubborn lament with the sea. Deserted like the wharves at dawn. It is the hour of departure, oh deserted one!  Cold flower heads are raining over my heart. Oh pit of debris, fierce cave of the shipwrec...

  • Tracey
    Feb 14, 2019

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

    I adore Neruda's poetry. The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the "woman as a doll" imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it... ...

    One of the most beautiful collection of love poems ever (and followed by one which will bring tears to your eyes), Neruda is clearly a master of language and feeling and I always derive comfort from every time I read this book. She loved me, sometimes I loved her. How could I not ha...

    It is true that when we are dealing with such an equally popular and admired author, we expect something extraordinary and therefore it spoils the effect of discovery. It was my first Neruda; a bilingual collection (where I had fun reading also the original version) which consists of t...

    "Speechless, my friend, alone in the loneliness of this hour of the dead and filled with the lives of fire, pure heir of the ruined day. " It was glorious one ! ! ! As I had seen recently in some friend's review and Crossing my other books, I've chosen to read it first whic...

    One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda was one of the great poets of the twentieth century, one of the great poets of all time?one of the great love poets, surrealist poets, political poets, poets of odes to common things. I don?t love you as if you were a ...

    This is a bilingual review: English first, then Spanish./Esta es una reseña bilingüe: inglés, luego español. (Muchas gracias, Miquel.) "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it ...

    Achingly beautiful and haunting - words that transition from falling stars to fireflies as you are lost in wanting - highest recommendation. ...

    Beautiful and sensual with a touch of lingering sadness. One of my favs: Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example,'The night is shattered and the blue stars shiver in the distance.' The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the sad...

    I took my time reading this, choosing to savor the succulent, vivid, tactile words. I must say, these poems are luscious! I feel their imagery as much as visualize it. Phrases such as "In the moist night my garment of kisses trembles..." A garment of kisses. How delightful! (I want one...

    Beautiful! Profusion of sweet and tender emotions poured at will. Sensual, poetic, nostalgic and melancholy. ...

    Neruda does not play with the intangible. He does not waste words with the abstract. One simply needs to read and take in the pure and stark versification of the sensualities of life, both in love and lust. Neruda?s distinct style in poetry is easily distinguishable. First, h...

    ?Tonight I can write the saddest lines I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.? I'm still drunk on Neruda's poems and to be honest, I'm not sure I'll sober up again anytime soon. The author's words seem to draw you into a kind of trance in which you start to say the poems...

    Oh, the power to celebrate you with all the words of happiness To sing, to burn, to flee, like a church bell in the hands of a madman. Pablo Neruda is the most famous Spanish-speaking poet of the 20th century, perhaps in all of literature. He published this, his most popular book, ...

    Quick Update, 7-8-17: I didn't intend to review this again. In honesty, I'm trying to hit 150 for complete reads this year, which makes about four per week. I own a copy of this now and I knew how quickly I could read it. I'm shocked, stunned, mesmerized. I read some of his other writ...

    Poems that I love The Cataract of Lodore BY ROBERT SOUTHEY  From its sources which well  In the tarn on the fell;  From its fountains  In the mountains,  Its rills and its gills;  Through moss and through brake,  It runs and it creeps  For a while, t...

  • Jareed
    Jun 04, 2014

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

    I adore Neruda's poetry. The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the "woman as a doll" imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it... ...

    One of the most beautiful collection of love poems ever (and followed by one which will bring tears to your eyes), Neruda is clearly a master of language and feeling and I always derive comfort from every time I read this book. She loved me, sometimes I loved her. How could I not ha...

    It is true that when we are dealing with such an equally popular and admired author, we expect something extraordinary and therefore it spoils the effect of discovery. It was my first Neruda; a bilingual collection (where I had fun reading also the original version) which consists of t...

    "Speechless, my friend, alone in the loneliness of this hour of the dead and filled with the lives of fire, pure heir of the ruined day. " It was glorious one ! ! ! As I had seen recently in some friend's review and Crossing my other books, I've chosen to read it first whic...

    One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda was one of the great poets of the twentieth century, one of the great poets of all time?one of the great love poets, surrealist poets, political poets, poets of odes to common things. I don?t love you as if you were a ...

    This is a bilingual review: English first, then Spanish./Esta es una reseña bilingüe: inglés, luego español. (Muchas gracias, Miquel.) "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it ...

    Achingly beautiful and haunting - words that transition from falling stars to fireflies as you are lost in wanting - highest recommendation. ...

    Beautiful and sensual with a touch of lingering sadness. One of my favs: Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example,'The night is shattered and the blue stars shiver in the distance.' The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the sad...

    I took my time reading this, choosing to savor the succulent, vivid, tactile words. I must say, these poems are luscious! I feel their imagery as much as visualize it. Phrases such as "In the moist night my garment of kisses trembles..." A garment of kisses. How delightful! (I want one...

    Beautiful! Profusion of sweet and tender emotions poured at will. Sensual, poetic, nostalgic and melancholy. ...

    Neruda does not play with the intangible. He does not waste words with the abstract. One simply needs to read and take in the pure and stark versification of the sensualities of life, both in love and lust. Neruda?s distinct style in poetry is easily distinguishable. First, h...

  • Fareya
    Apr 12, 2017

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

    I adore Neruda's poetry. The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the "woman as a doll" imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it... ...

    One of the most beautiful collection of love poems ever (and followed by one which will bring tears to your eyes), Neruda is clearly a master of language and feeling and I always derive comfort from every time I read this book. She loved me, sometimes I loved her. How could I not ha...

    It is true that when we are dealing with such an equally popular and admired author, we expect something extraordinary and therefore it spoils the effect of discovery. It was my first Neruda; a bilingual collection (where I had fun reading also the original version) which consists of t...

    "Speechless, my friend, alone in the loneliness of this hour of the dead and filled with the lives of fire, pure heir of the ruined day. " It was glorious one ! ! ! As I had seen recently in some friend's review and Crossing my other books, I've chosen to read it first whic...

    One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda was one of the great poets of the twentieth century, one of the great poets of all time?one of the great love poets, surrealist poets, political poets, poets of odes to common things. I don?t love you as if you were a ...

    This is a bilingual review: English first, then Spanish./Esta es una reseña bilingüe: inglés, luego español. (Muchas gracias, Miquel.) "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it ...

    Achingly beautiful and haunting - words that transition from falling stars to fireflies as you are lost in wanting - highest recommendation. ...

    Beautiful and sensual with a touch of lingering sadness. One of my favs: Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example,'The night is shattered and the blue stars shiver in the distance.' The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the sad...

    I took my time reading this, choosing to savor the succulent, vivid, tactile words. I must say, these poems are luscious! I feel their imagery as much as visualize it. Phrases such as "In the moist night my garment of kisses trembles..." A garment of kisses. How delightful! (I want one...

    Beautiful! Profusion of sweet and tender emotions poured at will. Sensual, poetic, nostalgic and melancholy. ...

    Neruda does not play with the intangible. He does not waste words with the abstract. One simply needs to read and take in the pure and stark versification of the sensualities of life, both in love and lust. Neruda?s distinct style in poetry is easily distinguishable. First, h...

    ?Tonight I can write the saddest lines I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.? I'm still drunk on Neruda's poems and to be honest, I'm not sure I'll sober up again anytime soon. The author's words seem to draw you into a kind of trance in which you start to say the poems...

    Oh, the power to celebrate you with all the words of happiness To sing, to burn, to flee, like a church bell in the hands of a madman. Pablo Neruda is the most famous Spanish-speaking poet of the 20th century, perhaps in all of literature. He published this, his most popular book, ...

    Quick Update, 7-8-17: I didn't intend to review this again. In honesty, I'm trying to hit 150 for complete reads this year, which makes about four per week. I own a copy of this now and I knew how quickly I could read it. I'm shocked, stunned, mesmerized. I read some of his other writ...

    Poems that I love The Cataract of Lodore BY ROBERT SOUTHEY  From its sources which well  In the tarn on the fell;  From its fountains  In the mountains,  Its rills and its gills;  Through moss and through brake,  It runs and it creeps  For a while, t...

    "Always, always you recede through the evenings towards where the twilight goes erasing statues." An enduring collection of exquisite verses. Even though translated from Spanish, these words sound eloquent and lyrical. Simple, sensual, beautiful words filled with tenderness and...

  • Apoorva
    Oct 20, 2018

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

    I adore Neruda's poetry. The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the "woman as a doll" imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it... ...

    One of the most beautiful collection of love poems ever (and followed by one which will bring tears to your eyes), Neruda is clearly a master of language and feeling and I always derive comfort from every time I read this book. She loved me, sometimes I loved her. How could I not ha...

    It is true that when we are dealing with such an equally popular and admired author, we expect something extraordinary and therefore it spoils the effect of discovery. It was my first Neruda; a bilingual collection (where I had fun reading also the original version) which consists of t...

    "Speechless, my friend, alone in the loneliness of this hour of the dead and filled with the lives of fire, pure heir of the ruined day. " It was glorious one ! ! ! As I had seen recently in some friend's review and Crossing my other books, I've chosen to read it first whic...

    One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda was one of the great poets of the twentieth century, one of the great poets of all time?one of the great love poets, surrealist poets, political poets, poets of odes to common things. I don?t love you as if you were a ...

    This is a bilingual review: English first, then Spanish./Esta es una reseña bilingüe: inglés, luego español. (Muchas gracias, Miquel.) "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it ...

    Achingly beautiful and haunting - words that transition from falling stars to fireflies as you are lost in wanting - highest recommendation. ...

    Beautiful and sensual with a touch of lingering sadness. One of my favs: Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example,'The night is shattered and the blue stars shiver in the distance.' The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the sad...

  • Steven Godin
    Mar 25, 2017

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

  • Antonio
    May 01, 2018

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

    I adore Neruda's poetry. The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the "woman as a doll" imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it... ...

    One of the most beautiful collection of love poems ever (and followed by one which will bring tears to your eyes), Neruda is clearly a master of language and feeling and I always derive comfort from every time I read this book. She loved me, sometimes I loved her. How could I not ha...

    It is true that when we are dealing with such an equally popular and admired author, we expect something extraordinary and therefore it spoils the effect of discovery. It was my first Neruda; a bilingual collection (where I had fun reading also the original version) which consists of t...

    "Speechless, my friend, alone in the loneliness of this hour of the dead and filled with the lives of fire, pure heir of the ruined day. " It was glorious one ! ! ! As I had seen recently in some friend's review and Crossing my other books, I've chosen to read it first whic...

    One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda was one of the great poets of the twentieth century, one of the great poets of all time?one of the great love poets, surrealist poets, political poets, poets of odes to common things. I don?t love you as if you were a ...

    This is a bilingual review: English first, then Spanish./Esta es una reseña bilingüe: inglés, luego español. (Muchas gracias, Miquel.) "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it ...

    Achingly beautiful and haunting - words that transition from falling stars to fireflies as you are lost in wanting - highest recommendation. ...

    Beautiful and sensual with a touch of lingering sadness. One of my favs: Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example,'The night is shattered and the blue stars shiver in the distance.' The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the sad...

    I took my time reading this, choosing to savor the succulent, vivid, tactile words. I must say, these poems are luscious! I feel their imagery as much as visualize it. Phrases such as "In the moist night my garment of kisses trembles..." A garment of kisses. How delightful! (I want one...

    Beautiful! Profusion of sweet and tender emotions poured at will. Sensual, poetic, nostalgic and melancholy. ...

    Neruda does not play with the intangible. He does not waste words with the abstract. One simply needs to read and take in the pure and stark versification of the sensualities of life, both in love and lust. Neruda?s distinct style in poetry is easily distinguishable. First, h...

    ?Tonight I can write the saddest lines I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.? I'm still drunk on Neruda's poems and to be honest, I'm not sure I'll sober up again anytime soon. The author's words seem to draw you into a kind of trance in which you start to say the poems...

  • Brian
    Jun 18, 2017

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

    I adore Neruda's poetry. The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the "woman as a doll" imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it... ...

    One of the most beautiful collection of love poems ever (and followed by one which will bring tears to your eyes), Neruda is clearly a master of language and feeling and I always derive comfort from every time I read this book. She loved me, sometimes I loved her. How could I not ha...

    It is true that when we are dealing with such an equally popular and admired author, we expect something extraordinary and therefore it spoils the effect of discovery. It was my first Neruda; a bilingual collection (where I had fun reading also the original version) which consists of t...

    "Speechless, my friend, alone in the loneliness of this hour of the dead and filled with the lives of fire, pure heir of the ruined day. " It was glorious one ! ! ! As I had seen recently in some friend's review and Crossing my other books, I've chosen to read it first whic...

    One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda was one of the great poets of the twentieth century, one of the great poets of all time?one of the great love poets, surrealist poets, political poets, poets of odes to common things. I don?t love you as if you were a ...

    This is a bilingual review: English first, then Spanish./Esta es una reseña bilingüe: inglés, luego español. (Muchas gracias, Miquel.) "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it ...

    Achingly beautiful and haunting - words that transition from falling stars to fireflies as you are lost in wanting - highest recommendation. ...

    Beautiful and sensual with a touch of lingering sadness. One of my favs: Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example,'The night is shattered and the blue stars shiver in the distance.' The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the sad...

    I took my time reading this, choosing to savor the succulent, vivid, tactile words. I must say, these poems are luscious! I feel their imagery as much as visualize it. Phrases such as "In the moist night my garment of kisses trembles..." A garment of kisses. How delightful! (I want one...

    Beautiful! Profusion of sweet and tender emotions poured at will. Sensual, poetic, nostalgic and melancholy. ...

    Neruda does not play with the intangible. He does not waste words with the abstract. One simply needs to read and take in the pure and stark versification of the sensualities of life, both in love and lust. Neruda?s distinct style in poetry is easily distinguishable. First, h...

    ?Tonight I can write the saddest lines I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.? I'm still drunk on Neruda's poems and to be honest, I'm not sure I'll sober up again anytime soon. The author's words seem to draw you into a kind of trance in which you start to say the poems...

    Oh, the power to celebrate you with all the words of happiness To sing, to burn, to flee, like a church bell in the hands of a madman. Pablo Neruda is the most famous Spanish-speaking poet of the 20th century, perhaps in all of literature. He published this, his most popular book, ...

    Quick Update, 7-8-17: I didn't intend to review this again. In honesty, I'm trying to hit 150 for complete reads this year, which makes about four per week. I own a copy of this now and I knew how quickly I could read it. I'm shocked, stunned, mesmerized. I read some of his other writ...

  • Luís C.
    Jun 18, 2019

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

    I adore Neruda's poetry. The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the "woman as a doll" imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it... ...

    One of the most beautiful collection of love poems ever (and followed by one which will bring tears to your eyes), Neruda is clearly a master of language and feeling and I always derive comfort from every time I read this book. She loved me, sometimes I loved her. How could I not ha...

    It is true that when we are dealing with such an equally popular and admired author, we expect something extraordinary and therefore it spoils the effect of discovery. It was my first Neruda; a bilingual collection (where I had fun reading also the original version) which consists of t...

  • Seemita
    Dec 21, 2016

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Sep 10, 2016

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

    I adore Neruda's poetry. The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the "woman as a doll" imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it... ...

    One of the most beautiful collection of love poems ever (and followed by one which will bring tears to your eyes), Neruda is clearly a master of language and feeling and I always derive comfort from every time I read this book. She loved me, sometimes I loved her. How could I not ha...

  • Shine Sebastian
    May 16, 2018

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

    I adore Neruda's poetry. The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the "woman as a doll" imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it... ...

    One of the most beautiful collection of love poems ever (and followed by one which will bring tears to your eyes), Neruda is clearly a master of language and feeling and I always derive comfort from every time I read this book. She loved me, sometimes I loved her. How could I not ha...

    It is true that when we are dealing with such an equally popular and admired author, we expect something extraordinary and therefore it spoils the effect of discovery. It was my first Neruda; a bilingual collection (where I had fun reading also the original version) which consists of t...

    "Speechless, my friend, alone in the loneliness of this hour of the dead and filled with the lives of fire, pure heir of the ruined day. " It was glorious one ! ! ! As I had seen recently in some friend's review and Crossing my other books, I've chosen to read it first whic...

    One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda was one of the great poets of the twentieth century, one of the great poets of all time?one of the great love poets, surrealist poets, political poets, poets of odes to common things. I don?t love you as if you were a ...

    This is a bilingual review: English first, then Spanish./Esta es una reseña bilingüe: inglés, luego español. (Muchas gracias, Miquel.) "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it ...

    Achingly beautiful and haunting - words that transition from falling stars to fireflies as you are lost in wanting - highest recommendation. ...

    Beautiful and sensual with a touch of lingering sadness. One of my favs: Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example,'The night is shattered and the blue stars shiver in the distance.' The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the sad...

    I took my time reading this, choosing to savor the succulent, vivid, tactile words. I must say, these poems are luscious! I feel their imagery as much as visualize it. Phrases such as "In the moist night my garment of kisses trembles..." A garment of kisses. How delightful! (I want one...

    Beautiful! Profusion of sweet and tender emotions poured at will. Sensual, poetic, nostalgic and melancholy. ...

  • Samra Yusuf
    Apr 29, 2018

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau
    May 26, 2019

    Tonight I Can Write Tonight I can write the saddest lines. Write, for example, "The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance." The night wind revolves in the sky and sings. Tonight I can write the saddest lines. I loved her, and sometimes she loved ...

    3 THINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK 1. I went to Pablo Neruda's house once. Well, I went to one of his houses. He had three of them. I was teaching English in Santiago, Chile at the time. I went to Neruda's house in Valparaiso, which is a beach town. Weirdly enough, I visited on my twentieth b...

    Sensual poetic beauty, with a lingering sadness, this collection of poems written when Chilean Neruda was only 19 is a remarkable feat, but was not received well for the intense and sexual content, this time being 1924 I can understand why, however, there is no explicit text it's more ...

    I do not love you except because I love you; I go from loving to not loving you, From waiting to not waiting for you My heart moves from cold to fire. I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing ...

    How beautifully fragile we are, that so many things take but a moment to alter who we are, for forever. We are all, just an unforeseen encounter, an unexpected phone call, a diagnosis, a newly found love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. Our hearts be...

    Stephen Dobyns, in his forward to this edition, tells of what occurred at a poetry event in Venezuela, sometime in the ?60?s. After Chilean poet Pablo Neruda concluded his prepared reading, he opened himself up to requests. The first request, from a member of this audience of six...

    Tempting as it may appear to wrap the poetic pearls from this collection of Neruda?s heartbeats into a warm shawl of erotic wool, do resist it and pause. These loquacious verses that assemble at the nape of a lover or ripple playfully across the soft mountains of a beloved?s wa...

    I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long. -Pablo Neruda Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surreali...

    [Note on edit: This is not a review. These are peals of pleasure of a man drunk on Neruda wine, blurting out extempore, when he finished reading this poetry collection] Pablo Neruda ? the name evokes romance and revolution in my consciousness, a riot of metaphors and action, a tur...

    I adore Neruda's poetry. The only reason that I am giving 4 stars and not 5, is because the "woman as a doll" imagery that he seems fond of using put me off every time I came across it... ...

    One of the most beautiful collection of love poems ever (and followed by one which will bring tears to your eyes), Neruda is clearly a master of language and feeling and I always derive comfort from every time I read this book. She loved me, sometimes I loved her. How could I not ha...

    It is true that when we are dealing with such an equally popular and admired author, we expect something extraordinary and therefore it spoils the effect of discovery. It was my first Neruda; a bilingual collection (where I had fun reading also the original version) which consists of t...

    "Speechless, my friend, alone in the loneliness of this hour of the dead and filled with the lives of fire, pure heir of the ruined day. " It was glorious one ! ! ! As I had seen recently in some friend's review and Crossing my other books, I've chosen to read it first whic...

    One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda was one of the great poets of the twentieth century, one of the great poets of all time?one of the great love poets, surrealist poets, political poets, poets of odes to common things. I don?t love you as if you were a ...

    This is a bilingual review: English first, then Spanish./Esta es una reseña bilingüe: inglés, luego español. (Muchas gracias, Miquel.) "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it ...

    Achingly beautiful and haunting - words that transition from falling stars to fireflies as you are lost in wanting - highest recommendation. ...