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Pablo de Neruda

magglezr

magglezr
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Something truly speaks to my soul and inner being about so much of what he wrote. While the political context under which he completed many of his writings will hopefully never be seen again, the principle remains. My favorite poem of his focuses on the struggles one faces under the circumstances he faced:

Debemos hacer algo en esta tierra,
porque en este planeta nos parieron,
y hay que arreglar las cosas de lo hombres,
porque no somos pájaros ni perros,
y bien, si cuando ataco a lo que odio,
o cuando canto a todo lo que quiero,
la poesía quiere abandonar,
las esperanzas de mi manifiesto,
yo sigo con las tablas de mi ley,
acumulando estrellas y armamentos,
y en el duro deber americano,
no me importa una rosa más o menos,
tengo un pacto de amor con la hermosura,
tengo un pacto de sangre con mi pueblo.

For me, it speaks to the obligation we all share to one another and the earth we inhabit.

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Posted on September 23, 2013 at 10:04 AM

PJB

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Joined: September 23, 2013

Re: Pablo de Neruda

I agree, Pablo de Neruda was an eloquent voice for an oppressed people in their struggle for human and civil rights.

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 10:23 AM