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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Being Born in the Woods Summary & Analysis

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Being Born in the Woods Summary

In Paragraph 1, the poet is describing a release, an escape. He is an airborne seed on the wind.

In Paragraph 2, he is not something made by man - he doesn't live in the city - he is not human, he is not a passenger carried on your shoe or blown by sea wind; that is not the kind of seed he is.

In Paragraph 3, August is the time of harvest - the seeds are all matured and ready to go their own way, start their own lives; to complete the cycle of nature.

Paragraph 4 is filled with imagery of the cracking open of a seed. It is saying that the cycle of nature never quits, never stops, there is nothing man can do to stop it. The seed was born to be born.

Paragraph 5 is...

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