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The People

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I recall that man and not two centuries
have passed since I saw him,
he went neither by horse nor by carriage:
purely on foot
he outstripped
distances,
and carried no sword or armour,
only nets on his shoulder,
axe or hammer or spade,
never fighting the rest of his species:
his exploits were with water and earth,
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Dr Antony Theodore 04 September 2020
with giant trees to render them wood, with walls to open up doors, with sand to construct the walls, and with ocean for it to bear. very fine poem of Neruda. tony
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Dr Antony Theodore 05 August 2020
Some listen to me, without knowing, but those I sing, those who do know go on being born, and will fill up the Earth. Greatness of Neruda. tony
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Chinedu Dike 31 August 2019
Well expressed thoughts and feelings. An insightful creation...........................................................
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Izzy hah 15 December 2018
does someone know what the original is called in spanish please
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Istabraq Al Ahmadi 24 June 2016
A great poem written by a great poet!
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