By Pablo Neruda
Translated William O'Daly
In the advent to this bilingual quantity, the translator reminds us: "Neruda spent the final 40 years of his existence making himself harmful along with his poetry... He got here to work out poetry as an ethical act, with own and communal responsibilities." yet the following, Neruda is at his playful and irreverent most sensible. even if writing a party, allegory, lament or self-parody, the poet broadcasts the robust experience of an improvisational spirit. Highlighted as "Essential" through Library Journal.
Nolan's advent situates this quantity in the Nobel Laureates's oeuvre with sensitivity. If translation is between different things-- the artwork of creating offerings, Nolan's offerings are continually worrying and considerate. Neruda strangley has now not fared good in American translation... and although we quibble with Nolan's offerings the following and there, he brings the readability of a poet to those translations.
—Small Press, Dec. 1988
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A hundred TIME THAT W ASN ’T misplaced One doesn’t count number illusions nor sour realizations, no degree exists to count number what couldn’t occur for us, what turned around like a bumblebee, with out our no longer noticing what we have been wasting. To lose until eventually we lose our existence is to dwell our existence and our loss of life, and not anything that passes on exists that doesn’t provide consistent facts of the continual vacancy of all, the silence into which every thing falls and, eventually, we fall. O! what got here so shut that we have been by no means in a position to recognize. O! what used to be by no means capable of be that perhaps might have been. such a lot of wings flew round the mountains of sorrow and such a lot of wheels beat the road of our future, we had not anything left to lose. And our weeping ended. one hundred and one O T R A COSA Me suceden tan pocas cosas que debo contar y contarlas. Nadie me regala asfodelos y nadie me hace suspirar. Porque llegué a los angeles encrucijada de un enrevesado destino cuando se apagan los relojes y cae el cielo sobre el cielo hasta que el día moribundo saca a l. a. luna de paseo. Hasta cuándo se desenreda esta belleza equinoccial que de verde pasa a redonda, de ola marina a catarata, de sol soberbio a luna blanca, de soledad a capitolio, sin que se altere los angeles ecuación del mundo en que no pasa nada? No pasa nada sino un día que como ejemplar estudiante se sienta con sus galardones detrás de otro día premiado, hasta que el coro semanal se ha convertido en un anillo 102 ANOTHER factor So little occurs to me that i need to count number and recount. not anyone offers me asphodels and no-one makes me sigh. simply because I arrived on the crossroads from a sophisticated vacation spot, while ticking clocks fade away and the sky tumbles around the sky until eventually the death day takes the moon for a stroll. How lengthy does the wonderful thing about equinox take to disentangle itself, turning from eco-friendly to around, from ocean wave to cataract, from proud solar to white moon, from solitude to capital urban, with no altering the equation of the realm the place not anything occurs. not anything occurs other than an afternoon that like a version scholar weighs its worthy in rewards on the finish of one other profitable day, till the once-a-week refrain has grew to become itself right into a ring 103 que ni los angeles noche transfigura porque llega tan alhajada, tan portentosa como siempre. A ver si pescan peces locos que trepen como ornitorrincos por las paredes de mi casa y rompan el nuevo equilibrio que me persigue y me atormenta. 104 that now not even evening transfigures since it arrives encrusted with jewels, jam-packed with omens as continuously. Let’s see in the event that they can internet the loopy fish that climb like platypuses alongside the partitions of my apartment and shatter the recent concord that pursues me and torments me. a hundred and five SUBURBIOS Celebro las virtudes y los vicios de pequeños burgueses suburbanos que sobrepasan el refrigerador y colocan sombrillas de colour junto al jardín que anhela una piscina: este excellent del lujo soberano para mi hermano pequeño burgués que eres tú y que soy yo, vamos diciendo los angeles verdad verdadera en este mundo. los angeles verdad de aquel sueño a corto plazo sin oficina el sábado, por fin, misplaced despiadados jefes que produce el hombre en los graneros insolubles donde siempre nacieron los verdugos que crecen y se multiplican siempre.