TO COINCIDE WITH WORLD POETRY DAY AND THE RELEASE OF 'NERUDA' AN ANTI-BIOPIC ON THE LIFE OF PABLO NERUDA PLEASE FIND EXCERPTS OF THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNING POET'S WORK.

To coincide with World Poetry Day, please find some of the best-known excerpts from the poetry of the world renowned Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda. The critically acclaimed NERUDA, which is in UK cinemas from 7th April? The film is an anti-biopic, focused on the life Pablo Neruda (played by Luis Gnecco, Narcos) and follows his journey in exile whilst he is being pursued by a persistent detective (played by Gael García Bernal, The Motorcycle Diaries, Mozart In The Jungle) sent by the government. Neruda, known most famously for his Nobel Prize winning poetry was also an avid political activist and occupied many diplomatic positions, including a term as senator for the Chilean Communist Party.

WORLD POETRY DAY

Excerpts from Nobel Prize winning poet, Pablo Neruda:

“Tonight I can write the saddest lines.
I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.”
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

“I am no longer in love with her, that's certain, but maybe I love her.
Love is so short, forgetting is so long.”
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

“I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.”
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

“I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”
100 Love Sonnets

“So I wait for you like a lonely house
till you will see me again and live in me.
Till then my windows ache.”
100 Love Sonnets

“Well, now,
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.
If suddenly you forget me
Do not look for me
For I shall already have forgotten you”
Selected Poems

“If you think it long and mad the wind of banners that passes through my life
And you decide to leave me at the shore of the heart where I have roots
Remember
That on that day, at that hour, I shall lift my arms
And my roots will set off to seek another land”
Selected Poems

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
Pablo Neruda

“Don’t go far off, not even for a day, because — because — I don’t know how to say it: a day is long
and I will be waiting for you, as in an empty station
when the trains are parked off somewhere else, asleep.”
Pablo Neruda

“No other one will travel the shadows with me,
Only you, eternal nature, eternal sun, eternal moon!”
Sonnet LXXXI