Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda
GENRE: Poetry | PAGES: 70
My rating: ★★★★
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair is an amazing collection of poetry. His words caress the senses; imagery so delicious and fulfilling you can not only see it but smell and taste and feel it… portraying journeys of love and likening them to the sea, the shore, the sun—a heady mixture of heat and dampness much like the beauty of physical love.
He takes nature’s finest and effortlessly portray love affairs.
‘…I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees…’
On the other hand…
‘…Love is so short, forgetting is so long…’
With a single sentence, he can summarise the anguish of lost love.
His single song of despair at the end of the collection is, by far, my personal favourite simply because he captures the essence of heartache in such a way it left me reeling.