Read Me a Poem

“Tonight I Can Write (the Saddest Lines)” by Pablo Neruda

By Amanda Holmes | January 26, 2021
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Wikimedia Commons

Amanda Holmes reads Pablo Neruda’s poem, “Tonight I Can Write (the Saddest Lines),” translated by W. S. Merwin. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.

This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch.

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