Thursday, October 14, 2010
In Honor of the Chilean Miners: Pablo Neruda
I know Pablo Neruda would have something to say about this astonishing story of life. Here's what I found this morning from his The Book of Questions published by Copper Canyon Press.
Who works harder on this earth,
a human or the grain's sun?
Between the fir tree and the poppy
whom does the earth love more?
Between the orchards and the wheat
which does it favor?
Why a flower with such opulence
and wheat with its dirty gold?
Does autumn enter legally
or is it an underground season?
Pablo Neruda, translated by William O'Daly