Pablo Neruda

(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral / Chile)

A Dog Has Died - Poem by Pablo Neruda

My dog has died.
I buried him in the garden
next to a rusted old machine.
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Comments about A Dog Has Died by Pablo Neruda

  • Enoch John Enoch John (1/27/2016 2:27:00 PM)

    well written.Well even poets have dogs.Pablo was no exception. (Report) Reply

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  • Alem Hailu G/kristos Alem Hailu G/kristos (12/17/2015 8:00:00 AM)

    Except the atheism in it i believe it is an intresting poem (Report) Reply

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (11/24/2015 3:08:00 AM)

    Neruda titles the poem “A Dog Has Died”, then in the first line, calls says “My dog has died.” The distance between the man and the dog seems at first almost indifferent, but then as the poem begins, the dog’s status shifts, their relationship deepens. The line after deepens it all the more: the garden is a familiar place, a comfortable place that one tends and cares for. Being buried in the garden, then, seems to go from ownership to favor. Then Neruda finishes this first stanza with the line: “next to a rusted old machine, ” drawing us back to the surface, back to being confused about the relationship between the man and his dog. [Paul Erland] (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/15/2015 12:11:00 PM)

    One of the best poem I have ever read on Dogs, , , , , , , , , , , , , Love it.. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas Case Thomas Case (8/6/2015 6:30:00 PM)

    beautiful and sad...the dog is like a perfect human. (Report) Reply

  • Maria Gonzalez (7/26/2015 5:48:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed this write. High standard as expected from Neruda. (Report) Reply

  • Dedan Onyango Dedan Onyango (7/11/2015 4:27:00 AM)

    Neruda's dog is a special one. The qualities are beyond that of a normal dog. (Report) Reply

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair Madathil Rajendran Nair (3/29/2015 12:05:00 PM)

    Neruda's dog is special; it is perhaps the most undogly dog! One can't resist admiring this dog's aloofness and matter-of-fact, impersonal behaviour. The hidden satire in the poem is very amusing if we consider these lines:

    Yes, I believe in a heaven for all dogdom
    where my dog waits for my arrival
    waving his fan-like tail in friendship. (Report) Reply

  • Matthew Holloway Matthew Holloway (3/28/2015 12:28:00 PM)

    A dog always makes a home, they become part of the family fabric and their loyal devotion and love deserves poetry such as this masterpiece (Report) Reply

  • Walterrean Salley (9/18/2014 3:39:00 AM)

    He really loved his dog. I'm sorry for such loss and the state of sadness it brought. Enjoyed reading this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Walterrean Salley (9/18/2014 3:37:00 AM)

    He really loved his dog. I'm sorry for such loss and the state of saddness it brought. Enjoyed reading this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Surajit Banerjee (6/19/2014 6:36:00 AM)

    The unification of souls of poet and the pet is unique. (Report) Reply

  • Colleen Courtney (6/7/2014 4:17:00 AM)

    I love the beautiful poem of the one and only kind of specialness between pet and owner. Recalls to mimd my own Kitty girl who has passed. The closeness between us was an amazing thing to see! This poem speaks of this type of love perfectly! (Report) Reply

  • Brian Liu (4/28/2014 10:47:00 AM)

    Thinking of my dog. Miss him. (Report) Reply

  • Herbert Guitang Herbert Guitang (4/27/2014 12:03:00 PM)

    It fronts the dogs death and combine his personal thouhhts (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani Brian Jani (4/27/2014 2:20:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out  (Report) Reply

  • Birgitta Abimbola Heikka Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (4/1/2014 7:53:00 PM)

    First time reading any piece by Pablo Neruda. Fell in love with the poem. Poem kept me entranced from beginning to end. No wonder he was so popular (still popular) . (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai Ramesh Rai (3/30/2014 10:36:00 PM)

    Nicely penned with soulful expression. (Report) Reply

  • R Bremner (3/25/2014 7:43:00 PM)

    Weird. I have had many dogs and all of them were quite affectionate. Perhaps the dog picked up on Neruda's lack of love, and reciprocated. (Report) Reply

  • Ally Davies (1/8/2014 8:11:00 AM)

    The greatest poet of the 20th century, in any language. (Report) Reply










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