Vicente Huidobro Poems
- Ars Poetica Let poetry be like a key Opening a thousand ...
- Eclogue Sun about to die The car broken down And a smell of...
- Night You hear the night glide across the snow The song ...
- Storm Stormy night The darkness bites my head The devils
- Hours A small town A train stopped on the plain Deaf ...
Vicente García-Huidobro Fernández (January 10, 1893 – January 2, 1948) was a Chilean poet born to an aristocratic family. He was an exponent of the artistic movement called Creacionismo ("Creationism"), which held that a poet should bring life to the things he or she writes about, rather than just describe them.
Huidobro was born into a wealthy family in Santiago. After ... more »
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Let poetry be like a key
Opening a thousand doors
A leaf falls; something flies by;
Let all the eye sees be created
And the soul of the listener tremble.
Invent new worlds and watch your word;
The adjective, when it doesn't give life, kills it.
We are in the age of nerves.
The muscle hangs,
Like a memory, in museums;
But we are not the weaker for it:
Resides in the head.
Oh Poets, why sing of roses!
Let them flower in your poems;
For us alone
Do all things live beneath the Sun.
The poet is a little God.