Pablo Neruda Poems on Death & Dying (17 Poems)


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    The People (Pablo Neruda Poems)

    I recall that man and not two centurieshave passed since I saw him,he went neither by horse nor by carriage:purely on foothe outstrippeddistances,and carried no sword or armour,only nets on his shoulder,axe or hammer or spade,never fighting the rest of … Continue reading



    And because Love battles (Pablo Neruda Poems)

    And because love battlesnot only in its burning agriculturesbut also in the mouth of men and women,I will finish off by taking the path awayto those who between my chest and your fragrancewant to interpose their obscure plant. About me, … Continue reading



    Gautama Christ (Pablo Neruda Poems)

    The names of God and especially those of His representative Who is called Jesus or Christ according to holy books and   someone’s mouth These names have been used, worn out and left On the shores of rivers of of human lives Like the empty shells … Continue reading



    Death Alone (Pablo Neruda Poems)

    There are lone cemeteries,tombs full of soundless bones,the heart threading a tunnel,a dark, dark tunnel :like a wreck we die to the very core,as if drowning at the heartor collapsing inwards from skin to soul. There are corpses,clammy slabs for … Continue reading



    Castro Alves From Brazil (Pablo Neruda Poems)

    Castro Alves from Brazil, for whom did you sing?Did you sing for the flower? For the waterwhose beauty whispered words to the stones?Did you sing to the eyes, to the torn profileof the woman you once loved? For the spring? … Continue reading



    Poet’s Obligation (Pablo Neruda Poems)

    To whoever is not listening to the seathis Friday morning, to whoever is cooped upin house or office, factory or womanor street or mine or harsh prison cell;to him I come, and, without speaking or looking,I arrive and open the … Continue reading



    The Fear (Pablo Neruda Poems)

    They all ask me to jumpto invigorate and to play soccer,to run, to swim and to fly. Very well.  They all advise me rest,they all send me to the doctor,looking at me a certain way. What happens?  They all advise me to … Continue reading



    Fable of the Mermaid and the Drunks (Pablo Neruda Poems)

    All those men were there inside,when she came in totally naked.They had been drinking: they began to spit.Newly come from the river, she knew nothing.She was a mermaid who had lost her way.The insults flowed down her gleaming flesh.Obscenities drowned … Continue reading



    Don’t Go Far Off (Pablo Neruda Poems)

    Don’t go far off, not even for a day, because —because — I don’t know how to say it: a day is longand I will be waiting for you, as in an empty stationwhen the trains are parked off somewhere … Continue reading



    Leave Me A Place Underground (Pablo Neruda Poems)

    Leave me a place underground, a labyrinth,where I can go, when I wish to turn,without eyes, without touch,in the void, to dumb stone,or the finger of shadow. I know that you cannot, no one, no thingcan deliver up that place, … Continue reading




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