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Who Said It: Pablo Neruda Or Taylor Swift?

It's Pablo Neruda's 109th birthday today! Let's see how the love poet of yore stacks up against our beloved songstress of modern romance.

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  1. 1. "I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees."

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    Pablo Neruda
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    Taylor Swift
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    Wrong!

    What a wordsmith that Neruda is.

  2. 2. "This night is sparkling, don't you let it go. I'm wonderstruck, blushing all the way home."

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    Pablo Neruda
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    Taylor Swift
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    Such poetry from Taylor.

  3. 3. "It's like a kaleidoscope of memories. It just all comes back. But he never does."

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    Pablo Neruda
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    Taylor Swift
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    Wrong!

    This is elegant prose from the intro to Tay's "I Knew You Were Trouble."

  4. 4. “You are like nobody since I love you.”

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    Pablo Neruda
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    Taylor Swift
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    Wrong!

    Good ol' Pablo. So succinct.

  5. 5. "If little by little you stop loving me, I shall stop loving you little by little."

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    Pablo Neruda
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    Taylor Swift
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This balanced prose is by Neruda.

  6. 6. "My mind forgets to remind me you're a bad idea. You touch me once and it's really something."

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    Pablo Neruda
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    Taylor Swift
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    Wrong!

    Taylor truly understands the human condition.

  7. 7. “Love is so short, forgetting is so long.”

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    Pablo Neruda
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    Taylor Swift
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    Wrong!

    Pablo speaks only the truth.

  8. 8. "Oh, losing him was blue like I'd never known. Missing him was dark grey all along."

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    Pablo Neruda
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    Taylor Swift
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    Wrong!

    Good use of color imagery here by Miss Swift.

  9. 9. "If suddenly you forget me, do not look for me for I shall already have forgotten you."

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    Pablo Neruda
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    Taylor Swift
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    Wrong!

    Pablo sure has a way with words.

  10. 10. "I got lost in the night without the light of your eyelids. And when the night surrounded me I was born again."

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    Pablo Neruda
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    Taylor Swift
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    Wrong!

    Fantastic light-night play by Neruda.

  11. 11. "Oh what a shame, what a rainy ending given to a perfect day."

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    Pablo Neruda
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    Taylor Swift
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    It was Taylor! Very evocative of Shakespeare.

  12. 12. "Never imagined we'd end like this: your name, forever the name on my lips."

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    Pablo Neruda
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    Taylor Swift
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    Wrong!

    Taylor again! Where's her Pulitzer?

  13. 13. “I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair. Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets."

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    Pablo Neruda
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    Taylor Swift
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    Wrong!

    This one was Pablo. So lovely, so carnal.

  14. 14. "We are never ever ever ever getting back together. Like, ever."

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    Pablo Neruda
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    Taylor Swift
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    Legendary use of repetition by Taylor.

  15. 15. "In this part of the story, I am the one who dies. I will die of love because I love you. Love, in fire and in blood.”

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    Pablo Neruda
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    Taylor Swift
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It was Pablo. Actually, get it together, Neruda. Slow down.

 
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