Pablo Neruda

(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral)

Lost In The Forest... - Poem by Pablo Neruda

Lost in the forest, I broke off a dark twig
and lifted its whisper to my thirsty lips:
maybe it was the voice of the rain crying,
a cracked bell, or a torn heart.

Something from far off it seemed
deep and secret to me, hidden by the earth,
a shout muffled by huge autumns,
by the moist half-open darkness of the leaves.

Wakening from the dreaming forest there, the hazel-sprig
sang under my tongue, its drifting fragrance
climbed up through my conscious mind

as if suddenly the roots I had left behind
cried out to me, the land I had lost with my childhood---
and I stopped, wounded by the wandering scent.

Comments about Lost In The Forest... by Pablo Neruda

  • (9/11/2018 2:19:00 PM)

    Hamsters should really live in the forest! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • (9/4/2018 12:07:00 AM)

    Ainsley es terrible! Puesto de tacos de Pablo es más alta!
    If you no understadn use Google translat
    (Report) Reply

  • (5/25/2018 3:52:00 AM)


  • (5/25/2018 3:52:00 AM)

    Tacos on 30% discount at ainsleys taco stall (Report) Reply

    (9/6/2018 10:32:00 PM)

    I'm a taco lover! ! ! Gimme some taco love! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    (9/4/2018 12:10:00 AM)

    Taco bout it Ainsley... your tacos be on fleek! You have guac to be kidding me, they were heavenly!

    (9/4/2018 12:04:00 AM)

    love me some cheap tacos fam

    (9/4/2018 12:01:00 AM)

    I went to Ainsley's Taco Stall and the service was great, the tacos were even better!
    Ainsley was very kind, he gave me a special deal! I got 3 for the price of 4! How AMAZING!

    (9/4/2018 12:01:00 AM)

    i love meself some taco meat expesally from ainsleys taco stall

  • (4/18/2018 11:26:00 AM)

    Nice poem....i do enjoy (Report) Reply

  • (3/2/2018 8:24:00 PM)

    nice but I just a common poem / song that's it (Report) Reply

  • (1/25/2018 2:20:00 AM)

    I love this poem..those who rejected it..suck your own dick (Report) Reply

  • (11/15/2017 5:03:00 PM)

    screw you this is gay (Report) Reply

  • (11/15/2017 4:54:00 PM)

    this poem sucks dick (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (4/27/2014 5:27:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out  (Report) Reply

    (11/15/2017 4:58:00 PM)

    retard uglyyyyy

  • john tiong chunghoo (7/3/2006 7:53:00 AM)

    i feel my heart leaps
    to lines from childhod
    (Report) Reply

    (11/15/2017 4:59:00 PM)

    ur bad with grammer losr

  • (2/22/2006 10:36:00 PM)

    this is one of my favorites by neruda. the longing for his lost childhood comes across like a journey through his mind. the imagery and the pang i feel at the end at the loss of my own childhood.. it's surreal. (Report) Reply

    (11/15/2017 5:00:00 PM)

    this comment makes me want to barf blud

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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