XVII

Though they are opposites, they would complete each other.

The Journal

Love.

It’s one of those things that looks so simple yet really hard to define. As far as I’ve observed, Love is the main component of Neruda’s poems. As humans, we cannot deny the fact that we all fall in love. And with this, we have so many ways to express this thing called “Love”, even though most of us choose not to show it. Out of all of his works, I’ve taken interest the poem “I do not love you…” The speaker talks about loving someone differently, how he prefers to love someone not because of her looks, but because of how she moves, how she talks and how he loves her because of the way they spend their time together. The poem is part of Pablo Neruda’s book titled “One Hundred Love Sonnets” which is a compilation of sonnets which share the same theme; Love.

Pablo-Neruda The man behind…

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