“Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread.”-Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda A poet whose works are powerful enough to move hearts and change perspectives, despite any barriers that may have gotten in the way. By Caitlin Cavanaugh, Andrea Ricca, and Michael Grant
Biography • July 12, 1904 in Parral, Chile • Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto • Began writing poetry at nine • Father did not approve of passion • Pablo Neruda • Moved to Santiago
Biography • Crepusculario • Diplomat • Caballo verde para la poesía • Spanish Civil War • Mexico • Senate and Communism
Biography • Hiding • Canto general • Back in Chile • MatildeUrrutia • Awards • Leukemia • On September 23, 1973, Pablo Neruda died in Santiago Chile.
Love, We’re Going Home Now Love, we're going home now, Where the vines clamber over the trellis: Even before you, the summer will arrive, On its honeysuckle feet, in your bedroom. Our nomadic kisses wandered over all the world: Armenia, dollop of disinterred honey: Ceylon, green dove: and the YangTse with its old Old patience, dividing the day from the night. And now, dearest, we return, across the crackling sea Like two blind birds to their wall, To their nest in a distant spring: Because love cannot always fly without resting, Our lives return to the wall, to the rocks of the sea: Our kisses head back home where they belong.
Neruda’s Style • Natural elements/ references to nature • Love • Passion • Loneliness
Neruda’s Style “The graceful Olives Polished By the hands” • Odes • Repetition • Politics • Single words “turtle plated with severe amber scales” “Come See the blood along the streets Come see”
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List of Works Cited Goodnough, David. Pablo Neruda. Series in Hispanic biographies. Springfield, NJ: EnslowPublishers, 1998. Print. “I’ll Explain Some Things.” http://motherbird.com/. Moongate Internationale, n.d. Web. 26 Feb. 2012. Johanson, Paula. World Poetry- “Evidence of Life”2010 Enslow publishersNew Jersey Neruda, Pablo, 1904. The captain's verses (Los versos del capitán). Series in A New Directions book. New York, New Directions, 1972. Print.
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