“I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.” Pablo Neruda is most famous for one of his collection of love poems Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada), where he expressed his passion when loving a woman. While this collection has been translated into numerous languages and gained international admiration, he lived in poverty after publishing his work. Though he is most known by love poems, he was actually a active communist and was once exiled. I Ask for Silence, Walking Around, Ode to the Artichoke are some poems not about love. To know more about his life, you might be interested in reading his biography Memoirs (Confieso que he vivido). The poem in the picture is We have love even (Hemos perdido aun este crepúsculo). I will also make another post for this poem. The most enjoyable experience by reading poems for me is the spontaneous imagination of the words, of the scenes. One may be able to feel the dynamics of feelings when reading poems by different poets, such as strength, gentleness, subtlety and much more. I can feel that my feelings are directly hitting myself, as I read on and on. What is your experience of reading poems? Share your feelings below! If you are interested in introducing the writers/poets that you admire, please text me and I might make a post for them!