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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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 In My Sky At Twilight

The passion of love, the passion of life are brilliantly evoked in Pablo Neruda’s poetry.  He wrote about love, the effects of being in love, the fire, the agony and the despair of love lost.  In life, he was married a few times.  Relationships with each wife seeming to have overlapped with previous relationships… He […]

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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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