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Tonight I Can Write The Saddest Lines

Tonight I can write the saddest lines

Pablo Neruda

Write, for example, ‘The night is starry
and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance.’ 299 more words


Celebrating Pura Belpré Award Winners: The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz Ryan

The Pura Belpré Awards turns 20 this year! The milestone will be marked on Sunday, June 26, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. during the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. 1,272 more words

Children's Lit

Ode To Broken Things

Ode To Broken Things

Pablo Neruda

Things get broken
at home
like they were pushed
by an invisible, deliberate smasher.
It’s not my hands
or yours… 45 more words

Favourite Poem #4 Love Poem XIV by Pablo Neruda

I have FaceBook to thank for reminding me of this beautiful poem when it displayed my FaceBook post sharing Love Poem XIV by Pablo Neruda… 355 more words

Book Recommendation

Sonnet XVII


I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz, 
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off. 
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,  102 more words

GloPoWriMo: April 25th

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Today’s prompt  was to take a line from an existing poem and just run with it. I chose a line from Pablo Neruda’s The Old Ladies by the Sea (as can be read  253 more words

Poetry Fodder

Pablo Neruda’s essay, “Childhood and Poetry” tells the story of a gift that he remembered for the whole of his life:

One time, investigating in the backyard of our house in Temuco the tiny objects and minuscule beings of my world, I came upon a hole in one of the boards of the fence.

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