Chile’s most acclaimed poet, Pablo Neruda, wrote beautiful poems of love, beauty, loss, grief and rebellion. Today I’d like to share one of his love poems. In Don’t Go Far Off (No lejos de mí un solo día) the poet reveals the depth of emotion he holds for his love. He aches if he must wait for his darling love to be with him.
“Don’t leave me, even for an hour, because
then the little drops of anguish will all run together...”
The exquisite pain of falling in love and wanting to be with your cherished one, is delightfully captured in this poem. I’ve included both the original Spanish version and the translated English one.
Hope you enjoyed!