A Poet Is Inspired and Happy.
March 5th, 2008
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB
I am here, Pablo Neruda.
There is such joy over here that it cannot be contained. Flowers twinkle, and stars bring their odor of freshness. Of course, I am speaking metaphorically, since I cannot convey in earth language the splendor of this spirit world. The most beautiful things of Nature on earth are only pale shadows of what we spirits experience.
I live now in the fifth sphere, and everything around me is poetry. The energy of matter is transformed into a vital pulse of freshness, and everywhere I go, I am greeted by the dawn of new perceptions and hopes realized.
Oh come, life! And bring me ever closer to the flames of love.
Pablo Neruda (July 12, 1904 – September 23, 1973) was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean writer and communist politician Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto.
With his works translated into manifold languages, Pablo Neruda is considered one of the greatest and most influential poets of the 20th century. Neruda was accomplished in a variety of styles ranging from erotically charged love poems like his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surrealist poems, historical epics, and overtly political manifestos. In 1971 Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature, a controversial award because of his political activism. Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez once called him “the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language”. (Source: Wikipedia)