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Magellanic Penguin

Rating: 3.1
Neither clown nor child nor black
nor white but verticle
and a questioning innocence
dressed in night and snow:
The mother smiles at the sailor,
the fisherman at the astronaunt,
but the child child does not smile
when he looks at the bird child,
and from the disorderly ocean
the immaculate passenger
emerges in snowy mourning.
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Brian Jani 27 April 2014
Awesome I like this poem, check mine out 
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Jade Yan 23 June 2007
i was wondering if anyone could tell me when this poem was written in neruda's life and what the poem is about.
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Kelsey Wills 28 March 2007
I could be wrong, but is this poem about a sad little penguin in a zoo? That's how I took it when Neruda spoke of the penguin's sea vein being broken.
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John Tiong Chunghoo 03 July 2006
so do i pablo. i wish to be in chile, in your dreamed world.
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