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“And it was at that age… Poetry arrived
in search of me. I don’t know. I don’t know where
it came from, from winter or a river,
I don’t know how or when,
no, they were not voices, they were not
words, nor silence,
but from a street I was summoned,
from the branches of night,
abruptly from the others,
among violent fires
or returning alone,
there I was without a face
and it touched me.”                        Pablo Neroda, LL Postino.

Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s unique style was recognized in 1971 when he won the Nobel prize for Literature. His poems are often passionate odes to love and nature, and he was once noted by the New York Times as “the most influential, and inventive poet of the Spanish language.”

Pablo Neruda: “When you explain poetry, it becomes banal. Better than any explanation is the experience of feelings that poetry can reveal to a nature open enough to understand it.”