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Pablo Neruda

I want to see the thirst
inside the syllables
I want to touch the fire
in the sound:
I want to feel the darkness
of the cry. I want
words as rough
as virgin rocks.

― Pablo Neruda, from “Verb,” Las Manos del Dia. Published by Editorial Losada (1970)

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