Pablo Neruda

(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral)

Bird - Poem by Pablo Neruda

It was passed from one bird to another,
the whole gift of the day.
The day went from flute to flute,
went dressed in vegetation,
in flights which opened a tunnel
through the wind would pass
to where birds were breaking open
the dense blue air -
and there, night came in.

When I returned from so many journeys,
I stayed suspended and green
between sun and geography -
I saw how wings worked,
how perfumes are transmitted
by feathery telegraph,
and from above I saw the path,
the springs and the roof tiles,
the fishermen at their trades,
the trousers of the foam;
I saw it all from my green sky.
I had no more alphabet
than the swallows in their courses,
the tiny, shining water
of the small bird on fire
which dances out of the pollen.


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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (1/5/2020 9:48:00 AM)

    Lawanda Spinner
    as below....
    I wonder if these sort of things cannot be stopped
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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (1/5/2020 9:25:00 AM)

    Beautiful free natural poem combining bird, Nature and human heart in one! Thanks for sharing here! (Report)Reply

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  • Lawanda Spinner (1/5/2020 6:39:00 AM)

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  • Drtony BrahminDrtony Brahmin (1/5/2020 3:50:00 AM)

    I saw it all from my green sky.
    I had no more alphabet
    than the swallows in their courses,
    the tiny, shining water
    of the small bird on fire
    which dances out of the pollen. Beautiful poem. Tony
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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (1/5/2020 1:12:00 AM)

    poet
    lives in the poetic bird's heart
    where has no stoppage of flying
    flying after flying
    crossing the life, the death and catches the eternity...........////
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  • Practicing PoetessPracticing Poetess (1/4/2020 11:49:00 PM)

    A pretty and picturesque poem! (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (1/4/2020 10:16:00 PM)

    between sun and geography -
    I saw how wings worked,
    how perfumes are transmitted
    by feathery telegraph, ..//// beautiful poem; great expression
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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (1/4/2020 8:00:00 PM)

    Such a lovely poem. Written in brilliant style of Pablo Neruda. (Report)Reply

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  • Dominic WindramDominic Windram (1/4/2020 3:29:00 AM)

    Magnificently surreal! (Report)Reply

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  • Kingsley EgbukoleKingsley Egbukole (1/4/2020 1:48:00 AM)

    Beautifully crafted and makes interesting reading (Report)Reply

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  • Inguruwattadewage Pushpadewa Chaminda (1/5/2019 11:51:00 PM)

    dear poet the bird it creates a lot of poems that is a nice poem thanks (Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (1/5/2019 11:16:00 PM)

    Fantastic style of narration as also observations and their presentation. Simply great. (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (1/5/2019 10:53:00 PM)

    great feelings- poetic wings flatter and fly every near to far, far too far, world round tiny ball, return to same destination same, same dying everywhere../// beautiful poem (Report)Reply

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  • Mr Salt Sir TobyMr Salt Sir Toby (1/5/2019 5:00:00 PM)

    we are beautiful birds.we do sing and clap our feathers (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony BrahminDrtony Brahmin (1/5/2019 2:31:00 PM)

    The great Neruda............wonderful. tony (Report)Reply

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  • S HS H (1/5/2019 12:19:00 PM)

    Change of place and hands to depict the life's values (Report)Reply

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (1/5/2019 11:54:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem penned by one of the greatest poets admired by one and all. (Report)Reply

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (1/5/2019 7:16:00 AM)

    'I stayed suspended and green
    between sun and geography -
    I saw how wings worked,
    how perfumes are transmitted
    by feathery telegraph' - Excellent imagination and narration!
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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (1/5/2019 6:04:00 AM)

    Simply awesome drop from a great poet. Loved it. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (1/5/2019 3:02:00 AM)

    Passed from one to another!

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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