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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Poetry Girl Sunday #2

"On our earth, before writing was invented, before
the printing press was invented, poetry flourished.  That
is why we know that poetry is like bread; it should be
shared by all, by scholars and by peasants, by all our vast,
incredible, extraordinary family of humanity."
                                                       --Pablo Neruda

My beloved Pablo Neruda.  You will see more of his poems in Poetry Girl in the months ahead.  Born in 1904 in southern Chile he is often considered the 20th Century's best poet if you can say such a thing.  It goes against my grain to call any, single poet "the best" ...there are so many.  I'll have you consider that we are all poets and that poetry can "speak" to and from all of us.  I know it is a part of our DNA.  And it is Neruda who is "the best" at reminding us of this ...

This poem titled "Poetry" is from Memorial de Isla Negra/Isla Negra (1962 -64), from the chapter "Where The Rain Is Born".  As with much of Neruda's work, it simply speaks for itself. 

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" ...felt myself a pure part
of the abyss.
I wheeled with the stars.
My heart broke loose on the wind." 
                              --Pablo Neruda


Mutuelle said...

Nice poem! Nice picture! Good work!

Defiscalisation said...

Lovely poem! Thank you for sharing it.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Good morning. I never did get into poetry but it's easy to understand it becoming a part of someone and turning to it for comfort and perspective.

As for your question on edible Xmas ideas, I actually did have some posted on my most recent post. I'm surprised you didn't see that one unless you followed a link. So check it out. There's a few. Thanks so much for coming by end enjoying my blog. I love that kind of encouragement!

Nikki said...

Such a pretty poem! I'm going to have to start coming on Sundays now! I didn't realize you had a Poetry Girl Sunday:) I used to write poems all the time but for some reason, I guess because of school and work and just stuff, I stopped. I really miss it. Maybe this is the inspiration that will help me start writing them again:)

JaelCustomDesigns said...

Popping in from SITS!
Love it! I have a notebook full of poetry.
Look forward to reading more.

Now following your blog...

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