Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda Poems

Pablo Neruda is one of the best-loved poets of the 20th century. Throughout his life, he worked as a senator, diplomat, and won the Nobel Prize. He is often considered to be the single most important Latin American poet of the century. Read more about Pablo Neruda.

A Dog Has Died

by Pablo Neruda

‘A Dog Has Died’ by Pablo Neruda is a heart-wrenching eulogy for the poet’s much-loved, deceased dog that also explores the dog’s personality and interactions with the speaker.

And Because Love Battles

by Pablo Neruda

‘And Because Love Battles’ by Pablo Neruda is about a social battle, two lovers fight for unification. This poem presents the theme of love and its power to break through all the obligations.

Ars Poetica

by Pablo Neruda

The poem, ‘Ars Poetica’ is from the Residency Cycle, where the verses still glint with intense energy but are full

Every Day You Play

by Pablo Neruda

‘Every Day You Play’ by Pablo Neruda describes the overwhelming love a speaker has for the listener and the way his life is improved by their relationship. 

Here I Love You

by Pablo Neruda

Here I Love You by Pablo Neruda explores long-distance lovers, with Neruda undulating between love and fearing losing her. The


by Pablo Neruda

‘Horses’ by Pablo Neruda is a wonderful example of the pet’s skill with language. Throughout this piece, readers are treated

If You Forget Me

by Pablo Neruda

‘If You Forget Me’ speaks directly to the author’s lover, warning her what will happen if she falls out of love with the speaker.

Love Sonnet XI

by Pablo Neruda

‘Love Sonnet XI’  (Sonnet 11) is one of Neruda’s best-known and most loved sonnets. It is one of several that

Ode to Enchanted Light

by Pablo Neruda

‘Ode to Enchanted Light’ utilizes alliteration, word choices, and metaphor to express the vast possibilities that come with change.

Ode to My Socks

by Pablo Neruda

‘Ode to My Socks’ is a short poem that quickly takes the reader through numerous examples of figurative language, similes,

Ode to My Suit

by Pablo Neruda

‘Ode to My Suit’ is a beautiful example of Pablo Neruda’s poetry. It is one of several odes in which

Ode to Thread

by Pablo Neruda

It is no surprise that Pablo Neruda would write a poem as an ode to poetry itself (being Ode to

Ode to Tomatoes

by Pablo Neruda

Neruda’s Elementary Odes, such as ‘Ode to Tomatoes’, are a mastery of expression and imagery where he raises useful but

Poetry, Poem

by Pablo Neruda

Like most of the 102 poems appearing in “Memorial to Isla Negra, “Poetry” is reflective in content. It starts with

The Poet’s Obligation

by Pablo Neruda

‘The Poet’s Obligation’ by Pablo Neruda describes the need felt by a speaker to ease the internal suffering of others through his writing.

The Sea

by Pablo Neruda

‘The Sea’ is a meditation upon the tranquility of the sea and its pacifying waves. This poem reflects Pablo Neruda’s strong relationship with the sea.

Tonight I Can Write

by Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda, the poet of ‘Tonight I Can Write’, belonged to the Generation of 1927, a group of Spanish poets. Different

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