In light of the upcoming Valentine's holiday, I thought it might be interesting to share with you some of my favorite poems written by Pablo Neruda. I have a bit of a love affair with poetry in general, but I'm especially fond of poetry about love and relationships. (Perhaps that makes me a bit of a cliche since I'm an English teacher, but I'm sure there are some of us who don't love poetry. They could exist, right?) Anyway, Neruda's writing sears my soul each time I read it. I don't know why or how he speaks to me so, but he does.
Here's my very favorite of his poems: