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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Tonight I can Write Summary & Analysis

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Tonight I can Write Summary

In lines 1-6, the speaker of this poem is telling us that he could write sad lines. He can write that he is sad, and that his love did not love him back.

In lines 7-8, he is remembering the love they shared. She loved him and he loved her back. How could he not?

In lines 9-14, he can write sad lines if he chooses, and lament in the loss of love. He can wallow in the vastness of the night, he can feel alone if he chooses. It would be a simple, natural thing to write sad verses about the loss of love, as natural a progression as "dew falling to the pasture."

In lines 15-20, he is asking "why does it matter?" She is gone from his life; there is nothing he can do about it.

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