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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - The Way into Wood Summary & Analysis

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The Way into Wood Summary

In lines 1-6, the poet, in this first stanza has a tone of mournfulness; he seems to be needing forgiveness. He says he is falling to the empire, grandness of the forget-me-nots and the glory of nature.

In lines 7-12, he sees into the shadows of shattered things, and he sees ugliness in the pastures and groves of trees. He sees a forest mangled.

In lines 13-17, he says that as he drowns, he climbs the petals of the dry-winged rose. His feet burn and he thrashes his lips with an angel in her hard cathedral. He is saying that he feels remorse for what has occurred, and though he thrashes his lips, and this feeble apology can never be enough, he truly wishes for forgiveness. Mankind should ask for forgiveness.

In lines 18-21, he sees the...

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