Pablo Neruda
Overview
Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet, diplomat and politician Neftal√≠ Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He chose his pen name after Czech poet Jan Neruda
Jan Neruda
Jan Nepomuk Neruda was a Czech journalist, writer and poet, one of the most prominent representatives of Czech Realism and a member of "the May school".-Early life:...

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Neruda became known as a poet while still a teenager. He wrote in a variety of styles including surrealist
Surrealism
Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for the visual artworks and writings of the group members....

 poems, historical epics, overtly political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and erotically-charged love poems such as the ones in his 1924 collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair.
Quotations

Quiero hacer contigo lo que la primavera hace con los cerezos.

I want to do with you what spring does with cherry trees.

Me gustas cuando callas porque estás como ausente,y me oyes desde lejos, y mi voz no te toca.

I like for you to be still: it is as though you were absent,and you hear me from far away and my voice does not touch you.

Puedo escribir los versos más tristes esta noche.

Tonight I can write the saddest lines.

Es tan corto el amor y tan largo el olvido.

Love is so short and forgetting is so long.

 
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