Poetry 2015 Review: 20 Love Poems & a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda

I’m reading a book of poetry every month this year! This month’s book was Pablo Neruda’s Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. Next month, join me in reading Black Aperture by Matt Rasmussen. Click here for a list of all the books in my Poetry 2015 Campaign.

poetry2015.3This book was delicious and sexy.

“But my words become stained with your love / You occupy everything, you occupy everything.”

“becalmed in the throat of the fortunate isles / that are white and sweet as cool hips.”

“You are like my soul, a butterfly of dream, / and you are like the word Melancholy.”

Are you convinced? I am.

Be sure to track down Black Aperture for April!

2 thoughts on “Poetry 2015 Review: 20 Love Poems & a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda

  1. This book was small in size, but so moving! What an emotional roller coaster. Favorite line was found in Neruda’s poem, “We Have Lost Even.”

    “Sometimes a piece of sun
    burned like a coin between my hand”

    Beautiful.

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