Love Poems

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New Directions Publishing, 2008 - Poetry - 90 pages
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Charged with sensuality and passion, Pablo Neruda's love poems are the most celebrated of the Nobel Prize winner's oeuvre, captivating readers with earthbound images and reveling in a fiery re-imagining of the world. Mostly written on the island paradise of Capri (the idyllic setting of the Oscar-winning movie Il Postino), Love Poems embraces the seascapes surrounding the poet and his love Matilde Urrutia, their waves and shores saturated with a new, yearning eroticism.

And when you appear
all the rivers sound
in my body, bells
shake the sky,
and a hymn fills the world.
        © 1973 by Neruda & Walsh

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Absolutely a must-read for lovers of poetry. His words are so sensual - so raw and earthy - that they just seem to resonate with you, and longer on even afterwards. His writing is my kind if style of ... Read full review

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I loved that the original Spanish was printed then the English translation was printed next to it. I know only a bit of Spanish but I liked being able to translate it myself, and then read it in English. The English translations are gorgeous and retain the sensuality of Neruda. Read full review


En ti la tierra In You the Earth
Tus manos Your Hands
La noche en la isla Night on the Island
La rama robada The Stolen Branch
Siempre Always
Si tú me olvidas IfYou ForgetMe
Epitalamio Epithalamium
Madrigal escrito en invierno
Oda con un lamento Ode with Lament
Alianza sonata Alliance Sonata

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About the author (2008)

Pablo Neruda was born Ricardo Eliecer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto in Ferral, Chile on July 12, 1904. In 1923 he sold all of his possessions to finance the publication of his first book, Crepusculario (Twilight), which he published under the pseudonym Pablo Neruda. Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Cancion Desesperada (Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair), which was published the following year, made him a celebrity and allowed him to stop his studies to devote himself to poetry. His other works include España en el Corazón, Canto General, Las Uvas y el Viento, and Para Nacer He Nacido. He received numerous awards including the World Peace Prize with Paul Robeson and Pablo Picasso in 1950, the Lenin Peace Prize and the Stalin Peace Prize in 1953, and the Nobel Prize for Literature for his poetry in 1971. He died of leukemia on September 23, 1973.

Pablo Neruda was born in 1904 in the town of Parral in Chile. He received numerous prestigious awards for his work, including the International Peace Prize in 1950, the Lenin Peace Prize and the Stalin Peace Prize in 1953. In 1971, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Two years later he died of leukemia in Santiago, Chile.

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