Pablo Neruda

Green pebble rounded by Andean ascent

Rolls the sky open

Convinced by the rightness of the left

Thorned champion of homeland torn asunder

 

Rolls the sky open

Diplomatic as a pouch

Thorned champion of homeland torn asunder

Fractious as a harsh critic with a crisp deadline

 

Diplomatic as a pouch

With a reputation as big as a flag

Fractious as a harsh critic with a crisp deadline

When counter-revolution comes CIAing with gunports blazing

 

With a reputation as big as a flag

No wonder that extreme malnutrition is a dubious demise

When counter-revolution comes CIAing with gunports blazing

At least he was spared an Icarus swift kick out the helicopter door

 

No wonder that extreme malnutrition is a dubious demise

Convinced by the rightness of the left

At least he was spared an Icarus swift kick out the helicopter door

Green pebble rounded by Andean ascent

 

 

David Trudel  ©  2013

 

 

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “Pablo Neruda

  1. Quite simply, GOD–I LOVE THIS!!!! Reblogging.

  2. Thanks Susan. This was prompted by a news report that his body is finally being exhumed and will be investigated for any signs of poisoning. His sudden death a few days after the assassination/overthrow of Allende was very suspicious.

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