Monday Book Review: Odes to Common Things, Pablo Neruda

Neruda’s Odes to Common Things is a relaxing and enjoyable experience, complemented by the wonderful illustrations of Ferris Cook.


From “Ode to the table”:

I work out my odes
on a four-legged table,
laying before me bread and wine
and roast meat
(that black boat of our dreams)….

It occurs to me that Pablo Neruda really knew how to work.

These are bilingual poems, so the Spanish and English are side-by-side for those interested in comparison. Come check it out at the OCAC Library!

PQ 8097 .N4 A245 1994


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