Pablo Neruda's French Equivalent?
January 18, 2010 3:34 PM Subscribe
What French-language poets remind you of Pablo Neruda?
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Pablo Neruda's poems, written in Spanish, have made a big impression on me because of how honestly they describe romantic love, from the passion and obsessive longing to the pain and heartbreak when it's lost. Because I study French, not Spanish, I'd like to find French poetry in a similar vein, poetry that can be bittersweet and that uses natural imagery. One suggestion I've already received is Arthur Rimbaud. Can you think of any other French poets (or specific French-language poems or books) whose subjects or styles are similar to those of Neruda?