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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Brussels Summary & Analysis

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Brussels Summary

In lines 1-3, the poet is saying, "allow me to enlighten you in regards to what I have learned in life."

In lines 4-6, he has seen some ugly things transpire in his life; the march of war, fire devouring the beautiful things.

In lines 7-10, he cannot use the comforts of food or faith to forget, nor can he meditate by the ocean and forget. He cannot find solace in any of the things that usually connect and ground him.

In lines 11-17, he imagines himself under the ground with the corpses like a worm. These lines are full of the imagery of dirt, death, corpses.

In lines 18-23, the poet speaks of the "velocity" of his life, how it is too quickly hurtling past him. He is wasting his time somewhere that he is not happy. He is in a city...

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