Mirtha Michelle’s Tell Me

I’m back to share with you some angsty love poetry from Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol‘s bilingual book of poems, Elusive Loves/ Amores Esquivos, which was released in 2015. In the first post of this four-part series, I mentioned that these poems journey through romantic love by approaching the cycle through the perspective of seasons.  We’ve […]

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Mirtha Michelle’s “The Question” and “Everything”

  Puedo ser tu fuego, pero tienes que prometerme que nunca me apagarás… I could be your flame, but you must promise to never put me out…     Passionate lines such as these mark Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol‘s writing and lend spectacular imagery to her poetry.  Today we continue our journey through the seasons […]

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Mirtha Michelle’s Let’s Live A Love Story

I can’t resist a love story or a love poem.  I came across Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol while browsing poetry by Latinas.  She is an actress, writer and poet; author of the best-selling Letters, To The Men I Have Loved.  Although born in the Dominican Republic, her family moved to the United States when she […]

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Pablo Neruda’s “Leaning Into The Afternoons”

Leaning into the afternoons is another poem about love by Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda.  The first time I read it, I got a sense of an older person talking to his love.   Perhaps senility was playing its ugly hand and taking his love away bit by bit. ‘The experts” seem to have other ideas, however.  They […]

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Pablo Neruda’s Here I Love You

Here I Love you is a poem about love once again.  This time our poet speaks to his departed beloved.  She has gone ‘there’  while he remains ‘here’.  The sadness that echoes through the line Sometimes I get up early and even my soul is wet is richly melancholic.  He sends her his messages of […]

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Pablo Neruda’s Clenched Soul

  Another Neruda poem written in his very romantic style and showcasing the passion and sentimentalism of his expression. “Clenched Soul” is a poem to express love, love and longing for a beloved who is not there.  The melancholy felt by the poet is echoed in the rhythm and imagery of his words.  She is […]

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