Still Another Day: XVII/Men
The truth is in the prologue. Death to the romantic fool, to the expert in solitary confinement, I’m the same as the teacher from Colombia, the rotarian from Philadelphia, the merchant from Paysandu who save his silver to come here. We all arrive by different streets, by unequal languages, at Silence.
Reprinted by permission of Copper Canyon Press, www.coppercanyonpress.org.
Born Ricardo Eliecer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto in southern Chile on July 12, 1904, Pablo Neruda led a life charged with poetic and political activity.
Date Published: 2005-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/still-another-day-xviimen