I've read a different translation of this poem, which was much better.
But I've always come back to this poem. I first found out about Neruda in high school right before graduation. While I was deeply in love. The line, 'Love is so short, but forgetting is so long', really struck me even though I had yet to experience heart break.
I love his poetry because a lot of his writing has double meaning and it can mean whatever to whomever reading it.