"If You Forget Me" ("Si tú me olvidas"), by Pablo Neruda.
Read this poem in English, read it in Spanish, or listen to Madonna read it:
Pablo Neruda is a Chilean poet who wrote in Spanish. His work, though originally written in Spanish, is also beautiful in English. In "If You Forget Me," he speaks about how love needs to be nurtured--“My love feeds on your love, my beloved.” When one person stops loving, stops caring, a love cannot last. Neruda, like other great poets, has a way of making love poems not as sappy as the general public believes them to be.
~Sarah Knutson, UW-Eau Claire student, English 348
April is National Poetry Month! UW-Eau Claire students in English 348 (Topics in American Literature) are celebrating National Poetry Month with the McIntyre Library.
Featured poems will be listed here in the order they appear on the blog.