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Pablo Neruda

You smile—friend. What does it matter! No one knows how to deliver in the hands what’s hidden inside, but I give you my soul, amphora of soft honeys, and I give everything to you … Less that one memory … In my empty estate, that lost love is a white rose that opens in silence.… Continue reading Pablo Neruda

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Chilean Culture · Chilean Literature · Classic · Collection · Contemporary · Excerpt · Fragment · Passage · Poetry

Pablo Neruda

You gather things to you like an old road. You are peopled with echoes and nostalgic voices. I awoke and at times birds fled and migrated that had been sleeping in your soul. —Pablo Neruda, from “Your Breast Is Enough,” Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. Translated by W. S. Merwin. (Penguin Classics;… Continue reading Pablo Neruda

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Pablo Neruda

Even in memory, I am terrified by those solitudes! When foul weather is unleashed in that part of the world, the rain seems kin to the devil; the waters of the river and the sea and sky couple, bellowing. A forsaken land where even letters arrive wilted, withered by distances, where hearts petrify and are… Continue reading Pablo Neruda

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