excellent! ! grabe gyud! !
i never heard his name yet..not before this day..while reading his poems..i cant stop saying that we both have the same inner feelings of sadness..i wish i could write the same way he did..
Neruda is amazing in any language. Some of my favorite lines ever were written by him:
'the fire for light, a rancorous moon for bread,
the jasmine smearing around its bruised secrets:
then from a terrifying love, soft white hands
poured peace into my eyes and sun into my senses.'
~love sonnet XXIII
Pablo Neruda is the ultimate poet, the king of Latin-American poetry. I read poems from him when I was 8 years old and since then he became my idol. Adore his way to express even the most simplest things can create such breathtaking poems. Always his #1 fan. If I go to heaven, this is the first person I want to meet.
I think something needed for a good or a great poet is the ability to experience something more sensitively or vividly than most, to be able to 'take in' the moment or experience to such an extent that you can reproduce it as it were on paper or in writing for other people to experience it themselves...
it's all very well saying, leave his poems in spanish, what about us ignorant oafs? ? ? if they weren't translated, how much i would have missed out on. it does make me angry that there are lines missing from some of his poems on here. get it sorted please.
From a rainbowing battlement, a tongue like a javelin lunging in verdure; an ant heap treading the jungle, monastic, on musical feet; the guanaco, oxygen-fine in the high places swarthed with distances,