30 Days of Poetry Love – Pablo Neruda

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Happy poetry month day nine. This weekend and today’s poem is a love poem by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1940-1973).

The sensuality of “Body of a Woman” explores Neruda’s deepest and rawest emotion of love. Whether the poem specifically speaks of an actual woman or his homeland and nature, is up to the reader. But Pablo Neruda’s works’ known to mix the two. Hard not to imagine as the Earth was once known as Gaia, a woman, goddess of the Earth.

What do you think? Is Pablo Neruda talking about an old flame? Or is he going down memory lane of his homeland Chile?


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