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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Dream Horses Summary & Analysis

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Dream Horses Summary

In lines 1-4, the poet is a burden to himself, the way a rider is a burden to his horse. The poet is just surviving, getting through the weeks, making time pass.

In lines 5-8, the people he is interacting with are practical, straight forward types. They don't dream much, they don't have time nor inclinations towards illusions or poetry. The poet is drifting through these hours and days, possibly with a case of writer's block.

In lines 9-14, the poet feels out of place, and he is trying to clear his mind and reconnect with himself, his poetry. He is a stranger in a strange land.

In lines 15-25, he finds himself studying the people of the place, the natives. He loathes the "wasted honey of respect" that they clearly lavish on him. He is sarcastic in his displeasure. He...

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