Merwin, W. S. Pablo Neruda's "Tonight I Can Write (the Saddest Lines)" W. S. Merwin's translation of Pablo Neruda's poetry "Tonight I Can Write (the Saddest Lines)" is read by Amanda Holmes.
"Tonight I can write the saddest lines," says the speaker. The poem's speaker, according to the poet, is Neruda himself.
Neruda was a famous Chilean poet and political activist who died in 1973 at the age of 42 after being shot by one of Chile's presidential candidates during an election rally. His death resulted from complications caused by his injuries.
In addition to being a poet, Neruda was also a diplomat, politician, and journalist. He worked as a reporter for several newspapers including El Comercio before becoming one of Latin America's most prominent left-wing politicians. In 1945 he founded Nuestro Tempo, which became one of Chile's main liberal magazines. In 1949 he was elected to Congress where he served three terms. He also held several government positions including that of ambassador to France and Spain.
In 1967 Neruda published his first collection of poems titled Preludios de largo recorrido (Preludes of Long Distance Travel). The book received critical acclaim and began a career that would see him become one of the most important poets of the 20th century.
Neruda's work can be difficult to classify because it touches on many different topics including politics, history, love, and mortality.
"Tonight I Can Write" first appeared in a collection of Pablo Neruda's poetry, Veinte poemas de amor y una cancion desesperada, in 1924, and was translated into English by Merwin in 1969 as Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. It is one of several poems included in the book which are attributed to various poets.
Neruda had been a successful poet in his own country of Chile for years before he came to New York where he met Delia María Naranjo. The love they shared was strong but complicated - it was not easy for Neruda to give up his career as a lawyer to go back to school to learn Spanish and literature. But he did this because he knew that she was worth it. Their love lasted until Neruda's death in 1973 at the age of 47. After his death, Delia María published some of her letters with him, including these twenty poems. These poems are very beautiful and they show what people feel when they are in love for the first time.
This is just an example of a love poem that you can write yourself. You can use it as inspiration or you can start from scratch. Love poems are usually about someone beautiful who makes you feel strange but good inside. They can be about a star-crossed lover or even someone close to you.
23–32 lines Tonight I'll be able to compose the most depressing lines. The most heartbreaking sentences are about his lost love... "She isn't with me," and my sight seeks for her as if to approach her. My heart searches for her, but she is not present. "This is it," the poet says, summarizing his current predicament. And then he decides to kill himself.
The first thing you should know about this poem is that it was published in 1838. It's by Edgar Allan Poe. He was only 23 years old at the time. But he had already built a reputation as one of America's leading poets. In addition to tonight, poems by Poe are included in this collection called Poems by Poe.
Now let's see how many lines this poem contains: there are 23 lines in total. Of these, 12 are iambic pentameter (the most common type of metered poetry), while the remaining 11 are either blank or contain syllabics (an ancient Egyptian writing system used for poems and incantations).
Here are the iambic pentameters:
She is not with me today, nor ever will be again;
But once gone, never forgotten even though.
Tonight I'll be able to compose the most depressing lines. I adored her, and she, in turn, adored me at times. I held her in my arms on evenings like this one. I kissed her repeatedly beneath the boundless sky. And now she's gone forever!
"Tonight I May Write" is a poem on the anguish that memories of a lost love can create. Throughout the poem, the speaker recounts the specifics of a now-broken relationship. He constantly contrasts visions of his ardour for the lady he loves with the loneliness he feels in the present. The last three lines of the poem serve as a warning to others: "So tonight I may write fire,/But tomorrow? Who knows?"
This poem was written by Edward FitzGerald when he was working at The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky. He was an Irish poet who is best known for translating The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam into English. FitzGerald first published this poem in 1865.
FitzGerald was only twenty-one years old when he wrote this poem. However, it is believed that he had been in love with another man's wife and this caused him to lose his job. After this incident, he never worked again in journalism and died at the age of 36 due to tuberculosis.
The poem was so popular that it was included in several editions of FitzGerald's collected works. It has also been interpreted by many artists including John Keats, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Robert Lowell.
FitzGerald was not the only person to experience grief over a lost love.
The form of this poem aids the speaker in expressing feelings through rhythm. In certain parts of this poem, the speaker exaggerates his sentiments for the girl he no longer possesses, and the speaker's overall thoughts convey a sense of sorrow throughout. This is because when you write about something that has deeply affected you, you tend to express yourself through metaphor and other figures of speech.
Writing style is also useful for revealing your innermost feelings. When you use simple language and straight-forward sentences, the reader can easily understand your mood. A poet can use allusive language to explain what someone is thinking or feeling without using direct words. For example, if someone was angry but did not want to show it, they could say "he used an image from war to describe her face" or "she thought of all those who had died during Hitler's reign". Writing about personal experiences allows you to reveal secrets about yourself that you might not have admitted otherwise.
Finally, writing helps you process your feelings. When you write about how you are feeling, it gives you the chance to transform those emotions into something more rational. For example, if you were upset with someone and wrote a poem about it, you would likely come to realize that you were being childish and need to grow up a bit.
In conclusion, writing helps people express themselves, reveal their secrets, and process their feelings.