Friday, January 3, 2003

I'M Explaining A Few Things Comments

Rating: 3.7

You are going to ask: and where are the lilacs?
and the poppy-petalled metaphysics?
and the rain repeatedly spattering
its words and drilling them full

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Pablo Neruda
COMMENTS
Ratnakar Mandlik 14 January 2021

The style of narration of a story with minutest details is captivating.

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Khairul Ahsan 08 September 2020

Poets not only see 'dreams and leaves and the great volcanoes of his native land' but also the 'blood in the streets'! Poets remain true to what they see. An excellente poem deservingly honored as the 'Modern Poem of the Day'!

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Konab Ghumman 25 November 2019

great poet..wonderful poems...

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Butch Decatoria 25 September 2019

I love and voted for Pablo.

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Dominic Windram 25 September 2019

An excellent yet harrowing, nightmarish poem in which Neruda eschews all sentimentalism. Instead, he cast his intense gaze on the brutality of fascist forces during the Spanish Civil war.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 25 September 2019

And you'll ask: why doesn't his poetry speak of dreams and leaves and the great volcanoes of his native land? .....much impressive with lofty theme. Beautiful poem. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the modern poem of the poem of the day.

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Dr Antony Theodore 25 September 2019

I lived in a suburb, a suburb of Madrid, with bells, and clocks, and trees. very fine poem of the great Neruda

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Aniruddha Pathak 25 September 2019

Yes indeed, poetry is not always about birds, beauty, love and nature and dreams and the like. A typical Pablo Neruda here.

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Mahtab Bangalee 25 September 2019

from every dead child a rifle with eyes, and from every crime bullets are born which will one day find the bull's eye of your hearts............/// superb expressive on the criminal mind of world rulers

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Unnikrishnan E S 11 October 2018

I have read many poems of Neruda translated into my mother tongue Malayalam by Prof K Satchidanandan, Nobel Nomiee. But the severity and the burning acidicness is missing. As I always say, I can only imagine the intensity of Neruda’s poems in the original Spanish, much lost in translation. ?? sad that I read no Spanish.

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Unnikrishnan E S 11 October 2018

I am acquainted with Neruda’s fiercely intense poems, especially on love. We have here, an equally or more intense one on a totally different subject. Nature, war, loss... Very agitating narrative.

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Susan Williams 25 September 2018

Incredible poem and handled with the fire that he is known for about other topics. I was pleased to see he has a strong and memorable voice for other things than love

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 25 September 2018

A fantastic poem of Pablo Neruda that portrays anger that is most justified, where the flowers, birds of the beautiful Madrid is converted into streets of complete destruction. An intense poem that questions man of his crimes and brutality of war.

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Edward Kofi Louis 25 September 2018

The blood in the streets! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Adrian Flett 25 September 2018

The war poet sees blood in the streets not dreams and leaves. A poem filled with vivid images 'every dead child a rifle with eyes'.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 25 September 2018

and from every crime bullets are born which will one day find the bull's eye of your hearts......so touching and impressive. Beautiful poem.

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Tom Allport 25 September 2018

A poem of anger at those who brought a beautiful country to its knees? .........well written.

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PUSHPA 08 February 2018

Summary of I am explaining A few things

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Mohit Katyal 08 November 2017

This one touched my heart

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