Pablo Neruda

(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral / Chile)

A Dog Has Died


My dog has died.
I buried him in the garden
next to a rusted old machine.
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  • Veteran Poet - 2,993 Points Walterrean Salley (9/18/2014 3:39:00 AM)

    He really loved his dog. I'm sorry for such loss and the state of sadness it brought. Enjoyed reading this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,993 Points Walterrean Salley (9/18/2014 3:37:00 AM)

    He really loved his dog. I'm sorry for such loss and the state of saddness it brought. Enjoyed reading this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Colleen Courtney (6/7/2014 4:17:00 AM)

    I love the beautiful poem of the one and only kind of specialness between pet and owner. Recalls to mimd my own Kitty girl who has passed. The closeness between us was an amazing thing to see! This poem speaks of this type of love perfectly! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 519 Points Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (4/1/2014 7:53:00 PM)

    First time reading any piece by Pablo Neruda. Fell in love with the poem. Poem kept me entranced from beginning to end. No wonder he was so popular (still popular) . (Report) Reply

  • Rookie R Bremner (3/25/2014 7:43:00 PM)

    Weird. I have had many dogs and all of them were quite affectionate. Perhaps the dog picked up on Neruda's lack of love, and reciprocated. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 469 Points Alexander Opicho (12/2/2013 4:13:00 AM)

    this is Marxism of Marxism; it is a sharp way of explaining class conflict, i eguate it to the satire of V S Naipual; the house for mr biswas (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Poems 7137 (11/7/2013 7:56:00 AM)

    impeccably explained! ! I'm an admirer for this one..
    Unconditional and detached love of a dog..with no exaggerated dressing on display or any boundaries watsoever; the animal's love is a true one..! Hence, no regrets even after death...Beautiful.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sarah Jones (9/24/2013 10:19:00 PM)

    Unforgetable poem. Work of a true master. Neruda makes poetry so easy! Moving and poignant poem. The more you read Neruda, the more you fall in love with him. Great! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Denis Neumann (1/1/2013 6:45:00 PM)

    If you like poems about dogs, read Unleashed, a book of poems written by writer's dogs. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 182 Points Karen Sinclair (7/8/2012 9:22:00 AM)

    Having lost my beloved tyson...staff cross, the nobelest of dogs jan 26th this year, i had trouble getting past the first few stanzas...but beautiful... today im just going to fill my head with his words....lovely......lucky lucky me (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Albert Rodriguez (10/9/2010 1:05:00 PM)

    Neruda has the brilliant art of making you feel where nothing has ever been felt. He defines what a poet is. (Report) Reply

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