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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems Chapter Summary & Analysis - Walking Around Summary

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Walking Around Summary

In lines 1-4, the poet is saying that he is tired of his world-weary body.

In lines 5-11, he is tired of the human condition. He is tired of all the grooming. He wants no longer to be walking around in the town; he wants the home of stone and wool that comforts him.

In lines 12-17, he is pondering the doing of unkind things to the townsfolk, nuns and notaries. He is thinking how fun it would be to mess with their heads, to scare them to death. He is saying that he is going to go down with a bang and take a few people with him on the way.

In lines 18-21, he is describing himself as a root in the dark. He is saying that he is so tired of his routine he could die and he would be happier. The...

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