Pablo Neruda

Granted one poet’s experience
with manual metaphysics
doesn’t make a poetics;
but I’ve pared my nails to the quick
to temper my craft
and these shabby prescriptions
I learned for myself, at first hand,
If you find them uncouth
for a poet’s vocation,
I agree – no apologies needed!
I smile toward the future
and I am gone before you can give me your reasons.
Pablo Neruda
( from one of my old diaries )



Author: nehal

Physician by profession, I like to spend my spare time reading literature and philosophy, getting to know different cultures and exploring various forms of creative expressions,..paintings,music, photography, cinema, theatre, sculpture and of course poetry. I usually write in my mother tongue Gujarati and sometimes in Hindi and English. Nehal’s world is at the crossroads of my inner and outer worlds, hope you like the journey…

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