Pablo Neruda

(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral)

Ode to Hope - Poem by Pablo Neruda

Oceanic dawn
at the center
of my life,
waves like grapes,
the sky's solitude,
you fill me
and flood
the complete sea,
the undiminished sky,
tempo
and space,
sea foam's white
battalions,
the orange earth,
the sun's
fiery waist
in agony,
so many
gifts and talents,
birds soaring into their dreams,
and the sea, the sea,
suspended
aroma,
chorus of rich, resonant salt,
and meanwhile,
we men,
touch the water,
struggling,
and hoping,
we touch the sea,
hoping.


And the waves tell the firm coast:
'Everything will be fulfilled.'

Topic(s) of this poem: hope


Comments about Ode to Hope by Pablo Neruda

  • (4/3/2016 11:24:00 PM)


    An ode is like a tribute to something. (Report) Reply

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  • Phanice Wamukota (7/9/2015 2:16:00 AM)


    Somebody tell me what an ode is please (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 20, 2015



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