A Song of Despair
by Pablo Neruda
Analysis: Steaminess Rating
Exactly how steamy is this poem?
Things are a bit explicit in this poem. The speaker did have sexual relations with that woman, and he does make a note of it. Still, the steaminess doesn't go too far beyond "entwined bodies" and "mad coupling," so you might blush a little but you won't get in trouble for reading this in public.