Pablo Neruda


Pablo Neruda, was born on 12 July, 1904, in Parral, Chile. His father was a railway worker and his mother (who died after Pablo's birth) was a teacher. A few years later his father, moved to  Temuco, remarried doña Trinidad Candia Malverde. The poet spent his childhood in Temuco. While there Pablo wrote man poems.

At age thirteen Pablo began poetry by working for a news paper. In that job he published his poems in the paper. He also wrote books and put his poetry in them as well. Pablo is a great poet. Pablo is know to be one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.

‘In the wave-strike over unquiet stones’

By. Pablo Neruda

In the wave-strike over unquiet stones
the brightness bursts and bears the rose
and the ring of water contracts to a cluster
to one drop of azure brine that falls.
O magnolia radiance breaking in spume,
magnetic voyager whose death flowers
and returns, eternal, to being and nothingness:
shattered brine, dazzling leap of the ocean.
Merged, you and I, my love, seal the silence
while the sea destroys its continual forms,
collapses its turrets of wildness and whiteness,
because in the weft of those unseen garments
of headlong water, and perpetual sand,
we bear the sole, relentless tenderness.

Pablo made this poem for his love.