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I Explain a Few Things

I Explain a Few Things is a collection by the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. I read a collection of his love poems earlier in the year (or was it last year?) and I liked it okay—but I felt like I might like him a little more if he were being a little less romantic and more matter-of-fact. 224 more words

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Love Sonnet V

Love Sonnet V
after Pablo Neruda

Love, how like a winter we are. You bury me
in white solitudes—under many snows, you keep me.
Love, you regard me coldly, and the one I love… 107 more words


the justice of eating.

world food day is celebrated every year around the world on October 16th

in honor of the date of the founding of

the food and agriculture organization of the united nations in 1945. 6 more words


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, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

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"Life is only a borrowing of bones."

“October Fullness,” by Pablo Neruda

(translated from the original Spanish)

Little by little, and also by great leaps

life happened to me, and how insignificant this business is. 281 more words

Love Sonnet IV

Love Sonnet IV
after Pablo Neruda

Do not leave us like a rose in a vase,
with its roots in the sunset, a slow-dying thing. 118 more words


Feeding on dreams: Confessions of an unrepentant exile

(First published in Upside Down World)

Ariel Dorfman’s Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile (HMH Books, 2011) is an eloquent memoir which fluctuates between reflections on death and exile – the meaning of not having died next to Chilean President Allende during the 1973 military coup… 1,896 more words