Poetry

Have you heard Neruda’s “Ode to the Book”?

Pablo Neruda wrote beautiful odes to mundane things, and this poem is no exception. Read this brief article by Brainpickings Maria Popova and/or click here to listen to the poem. The text of the poem is also included in the article. Below are a few of my favorites lines…

odetoabook“Book, let me go.
I won’t go clothed
in volumes,
I don’t come out
of collected works,
my poems
have not eaten poems–
they devour
exciting happenings,
feed on rough weather,
and dig their food
out of earth and men.”

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