General Poetry posted April 13, 2017 Chapters:  ...10 11 -12- 13... 

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Pablo Neruda

by tfawcus

His words flow like liquid in his own language,
a turbulent and raging torrent
to erode rocks,
and cause avalanches
amongst the stone-hearted;

songs with rhythm
from the oozing blood
of oppression,
to infuse
the pulse of rebellion;

songs intoned in whispers
deep in the muffled snows
of mountainous

songs to thaw
rime-encrusted hatred,
dripping from
the brows of the beaten,

and to undermine cupidity
with the voluptuousness of love.


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This poem was inspired by a recent viewing of the film, "Neruda" which traces that part of his life, in the 1940's, when, as a member of the Communist Party, he was a fugitive in his own country, Chile.
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