Nicanor Parra

(September 5, 1914 / Chillán)

Young Poets


Write as you will
In whatever style you like
Too much blood has run under the bridge
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Comments about this poem (Young Poets by Nicanor Parra )

  • Gold Star - 11,807 Points Rajnish Manga (1/9/2015 12:09:00 AM)

    You have said it all. Young poets (poets remain young till the very end) are explorers of new galaxies every moment. Small but significant comment on the role of a poet. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 11,855 Points Kim Barney (1/8/2015 8:54:00 AM)

    Such an inspiration to young (and to us old) poets. This is the first time I have ever added the poem of the day to my favorite poem list, as far as I can remember. Of course, at my age I can't remember very far. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,418 Points Savita Tyagi (1/8/2015 8:12:00 AM)

    So inspiring and satisfying. Sadly so often spirit is chained in the discipline of format. Thank you so much for translating this beautiful peace. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,211 Points Jayatissa K. Liyanage (1/8/2015 2:28:00 AM)

    What a great way to inspire young poets! Bold and straight; and well versed too. Your positioning is well deserved. Congratulations. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 11 Points Michael Dawes Smith (1/15/2014 9:16:00 PM)

    What a wonderful and welcoming spirit this poem exudes. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ally Davies (1/8/2014 11:41:00 AM)

    Poetry is a chance at freedom. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,418 Points Savita Tyagi (1/8/2014 9:35:00 AM)

    Poetry is like a puzzle only with limitless pieces of words at hand. Find a correct fit and poem will flow. Bigger the reservoir of words bigger a scoop for a writer. Emotions top but skill and mastery of language does matter and for that reason matters the hard work of learning. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 159 Points Husna Amin (1/8/2014 2:21:00 AM)

    I find this poem a mirror to my belief that poetry is the projection of soul. An expression of the soul can never be true and beautiful unless it is free from the bondage of rules. 'Let the words flow, flow from the heart...let them find their place in another heart! ' (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 962 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (1/8/2014 1:03:00 AM)

    Poetry is synonymous with freedom of expression, because everything is permitted... (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,593 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (1/8/2013 11:53:00 PM)

    I am astonished! PH has put this poem! Strange! Did the editors read it carefully before sending! Perhaps. Actually celebrities (poets) are perhaps the different species......Now I come to my point of being astonished:

    IN POETRY EVERYTHING IS PERMITTED. (from poem above)

    Do PH believe it! If not, why do they misguide the new-generation poets in this world-based site. Off the record, I am 100% agree with Parra. And for this reason I support PH's sending. And expect they will edit carefully (as the sensitive learned editor does) the poems by the dark logic of slang using neglecting the necessity of perspective of a total writing..............................................Pranab k c........10++++++(for the poem) (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,593 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (1/8/2013 11:51:00 PM)

    I am astonished! PH has put this poem! Strange! Did the editors read it carefully before sending! Perhaps. Actually celebrities (poets) are perhaps the different species......Now I come to my point of being astonished:

    IN POETRY EVERYTHING IS PERMITTED. (from poem above)

    Do PH believe it! If not, why do they misguide the new-generation poets in this world-based site. Off the record, I am 100% agree with Parra. And for this reason I support PH's sending. And expect they will edit carefully (as the sensitive learned editor does) the poems by the dark logic of slang using neglecting the necessity of perspective of a total writing..............................................Pranab k c........10++++++(for the poem) (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,593 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (1/8/2013 11:40:00 PM)

    I am astonished! PH has put this poem! Strange! Did the editors read it carefully before sending! Perhaps. Actually celebrities (poets) are perhaps the different species......Now I come to my point of being astonished:

    IN POETRY EVERYTHING IS PERMITTED. (from poem above)

    Do PH believe it! If not, why do they misguide the new-generation poets in this world-based site. Off the record, I am 100% agree with Parra. And for this reason I support PH's sending. And expect they will edit carefully (as the sensitive learned editor does) the poems by the dark logic of slang using neglecting the necessity of perspective of a total writing..............................................Pranab k c........10++++++(for the poem) (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,842 Points Babatunde Aremu (1/8/2013 1:44:00 PM)

    Poetry is inner expression of which there is no definition (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,013 Points Gajanan Mishra (1/8/2013 4:57:00 AM)

    In poetry everything is permitted. Very good. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Justin Gonzalez (1/8/2013 3:38:00 AM)

    No one could have said it better (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mo. (7/20/2007 1:09:00 PM)

    Inspiration to any writers.
    (10) (Report) Reply



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