• A New Decade: Poems 1958-1967

     

    Pablo Neruda.

     

    Grove Press: 1969. First edition. Hardcover in dust jacket. Very good.

     

    "So, drawn on by my destiny,
    I ceaselessly must listen to and keep
    the sea's lamenting in my awareness,
    I must feel the crash of the hard water
    and gather it up in a perpetual cup
    so that, wherever those in prison may be,
    wherever they suffer the autumn's castigation,
    I may be there with an errant wave,
    I may move, passing through windows,
    and hearing me, eyes will glance upward
    saying 'How can I reach the sea?'
    And I shall broadcast, saying nothing,
    the starry echoes of the wave,
    a breaking up of foam and quicksand,
    a rustling of salt withdrawing,
    the grey cry of the sea-birds on the coast.

    So, through me, freedom and the sea
    will make their answer to the shuttered heart."

     

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