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Pablo Neruda is a master of his craft, beautiful love poems.,
This review is from: Love Poems (New Directions Paperbook) (Paperback)
This book is full of wonderful love poems, descriptive, full of passion and in one word - beautiful!
Having each poem in English and Spanish in one book is a really good idea and having seen what Newspapers have written about Pablo, I totally agree that he is one of the greatest poets of the 20th Century in any language.
Pablo wrote most of this book on the Island Paradise of Capri and he has obviously been inspired by the surroundings such as in the poems "Wind on the Island" and "Night on the Island" as well as his lover Matilde.
I quote from "Wind on the Island"
"Hide me in your arms
just for this night,
while the rain breaks
against sea and earth
its innumerable mouth"
Anyone who has ever fallen in love will identify with it.
Another book that I love which is also love poetry is "The Poetry of Passion (for People with a Pulse) a variety of rhyming poems ranging from sensual to humorous.
The Poetry of Passion (for People with a Pulse)