Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Published in 1924, when Pablo Neruda was only twenty years old, this striking collection of love poems has proven to be the Nobel Laureate's most popular work. The sensual imagery and heartbreaking verse have inspired lovers and lovers of poetry for nearly a century. This translation by J. Simon Harris captures the fire of the original and stays true to the poetry. This edition includes the original Spanish text of the poems on facing pages, as well as an introduction to the poet and the poems.

Below are links to a few select poems from my translation of Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, by Pablo Neruda. The full translation is available now in paperback, on Amazon Kindle, and B&N Nook. Enjoy!

    Poem 1
    Poem 3
    Poem 18
    Poem 20

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