BBS Second Year English/Business Communication
Theme of the Poem Here I Love You by Pablo Neruda
The poem Here I Love You is written by the Nobel Prize winner Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. The poem presents the theme of melancholy of separation with his beloved. He is trying to come out of the grief of separation. This love poem highlights the sadness occurred due to separation. The poet has used different symbols in the poem. ‘The dark pines’ symbolizes mysterious life of his beloved. The word ‘dark’ suggests unseen.
Summary/Analysis of the Poem Here I Love You by Pablo Neruda
The speaker is sad because of his separation with his girlfriend. His girlfriend(beloved) is not with him. She is far away. The speaker uses ‘here’ to suggest this mortal world and ‘there’ to suggest out of this world. She is beyond his reach. She is beyond mortal’s reach. He feels alone in this mortal (physical) world. But his love for her is still same as in the past.
He remembers his past memories with her. He remembers her company. We come to know that he loves too much his separated beloved. He thinks that she is in another world. He still remembers his joyful time with his beloved. They used to enjoy the beauty of dark pine wood as well as moonlit waters. They used to travel to different places in the snowy evenings.
He wants to send kisses to his girlfriend through the sailing ships that moves toward darkness. He tries to send message to her but never gets any reply from there. All his efforts are vain because horizon hides her. When he sees the black cross of the ship, it reminds him his beloved’s funeral. He finds his energyless life.
His days are passing slowly due to his monotonous life without his beloved. He is suffering from a bad dream that is haunting him after his separation with her. He compares himself with the old anchors because he is also forgotten. His days and nights are filled with sadness. It is very difficult for him to spend his evenings without her. He is living but without any love, hope and purpose. He tries to make him comfortable by talking with her at night in his dream. He finds his beloved in the big stars as well as in the pine trees. The pine trees are celebrating his beloved’s death by singing her name. He consoles himself by looking at the big stars. He finds her image in it. In this way, the poem presents the theme of solitude.
Techniques in the Poem HERE I LOVE YOU
The poet has used the technique of natural imagery. We find the use of natural images like ‘sea’, ‘dark pine’,etc. These natural images highlight the theme of separation. The poet wants to show the lonely life of the speaker by relating it with the theme of loneliness. The speaker is lonely like the nature.