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Daemon
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Pablo Neruda (1904)

Born in Chile as Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto, Neruda began writing poetry at age 10, published his most popular work, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, at 20, and was later awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. A surrealist, he revitalized everyday expressions and employed bold metaphors in free verse. In his writings and his political career as a leader of the Chilean Communist party and as a diplomat, he exerted a wide influence in Latin America. Why did he use a pen name? More...
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Daemon wrote:
Pablo Neruda (1904)

Born in Chile as Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto, Neruda began writing poetry at age 10, published his most popular work, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, at 20, and was later awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. A surrealist, he revitalized everyday expressions and employed bold metaphors in free verse. In his writings and his political career as a leader of the Chilean Communist party and as a diplomat, he exerted a wide influence in Latin America. Why did he use a pen name?

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The young poet wanted to find a name that would mislead his father. "Neruda" originated from the Czech poet Jan Neruda.

I love Gabriel García Márquez & I've read a couple of Mario Vargas Llosa's works. I think I need to look into this guy's poetry. Thanks TFD.

Happy Birthday, Señor Neruda! Applause
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If guys like him had to live in an Animal Farm like so called Soviet Union, run by that Napoleon-the-pig-Stalin, I doubt they would find their life enjoyable.
But for Franco or Pinochet,Spaniards and Chileans would have in a prison camp like modern-day Castro-ridden Cuba.
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ChristopherJohnson wrote:
If guys like him had to live in an Animal Farm like so called Soviet Union, run by that Napoleon-the-pig-Stalin, I doubt they would find their life enjoyable.
But for Franco or Pinochet,Spaniards and Chileans would have in a prison camp like modern-day Castro-ridden Cuba.


An Animal Farm "like so called" American corporate system is the same as the Soviet Union or any other country's Animal Farm where humans behave worse than pigs in the way they treat others when the pigs-representing-CEOs-petty-directors/dictators get to the positions they should not hold onto...
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NeuroticHellFem wrote:
Daemon wrote:
Pablo Neruda (1904)

Born in Chile as Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto, Neruda began writing poetry at age 10, published his most popular work, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, at 20, and was later awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. A surrealist, he revitalized everyday expressions and employed bold metaphors in free verse. In his writings and his political career as a leader of the Chilean Communist party and as a diplomat, he exerted a wide influence in Latin America. Why did he use a pen name?

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The young poet wanted to find a name that would mislead his father. "Neruda" originated from the Czech poet Jan Neruda.

I love Gabriel García Márquez & I've read a couple of Mario Vargas Llosa's works. I think I need to look into this guy's poetry. Thanks TFD.

Happy Birthday, Señor Neruda! Applause


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HAPPY US FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY!! MY BELOVED POET!!

(Felices nosotros por el día de su nacimiento mi amadisimo poeta!!)



“If nothing saves us from death, may love at least save us from life.” – Pablo Neruda



Ricardo Eliecer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto (another mouthful) had an interest in literature from a young age, but his father disapproved. When Basoalto began publishing his own poetry, he needed a byline that wouldn’t tip off his father, and chose Pablo Neruda in homage to the Czech poet Jan Neruda. Reyes Basoalto, later adopted his pen name as his legal name.

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Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral are the best Chilean.s poets, both had the Nobel Prize in Literature.
The first poem ,of the twenty most known poems, was written in 1923. It was controversial due to its eroticism .

BODY Of WOMAN

Body of woman, white hills, white thighs,
you look like the world in your attitude of surrender.
My savage peasant body plows through you
and makes the son surge from the depths of the earth.

I went alone as a tunnel. Birds fled from me,
I was invaded by the power of the night.
To survive myself I forged you like a weapon,
like an arrow in my bow, like a stone in my sling.

But the hour of vengeance strikes, and I love you.
Body of skin, of moss,of ardent, constant milk.
Ah the chalices of the breasts! Ah the eyes of absence!
Ah the roses of the pubis! Ah your voice slow and sad!

Body of my woman, I will persist in your grace.
My thirst, my infinite anguish, my indecisive path!
Dark riverbeds where eternal thirst follows,
and fatigue follows, and infinite sorrow.








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Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral are the best Chilean.s poets, both had the Nobel Prize in Literature.
The first poem ,of the twenty most known poems, was written in 1923. It was controversial due to its eroticism .

BODY Of WOMAN

Body of woman, white hills, white thighs,
you look like the world in your attitude of surrender.
My savage peasant body plows through you
and makes the son surge from the depths of the earth.

I went alone as a tunnel. Birds fled from me,
I was invaded by the power of the night.
To survive myself I forged you like a weapon,
like an arrow in my bow, like a stone in my sling.

But the hour of vengeance strikes, and I love you.
Body of skin, of moss,of ardent, constant milk.
Ah the chalices of the breasts! Ah the eyes of absence!
Ah the roses of the pubis! Ah your voice slow and sad!

Body of my woman, I will persist in your grace.
My thirst, my infinite anguish, my indecisive path!
Dark riverbeds where eternal thirst follows,
and fatigue follows, and infinite sorrow.








Jyrkkä Jätkä
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Canto General is a must-read.
NeuroticHellFem
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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
Canto General is a must-read.

Thanks Jyrkkä Jätkä & also to Desiree.
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