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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Study Guide The Poet Summary & Analysis

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In lines 1-8, Neruda speaks of who he used to be in "the old days." He wrote of tragic love, he wrote of what he saw with his eyes; he lived according to his senses.

In lines 9-11, the "sudden flower," the "Madonna lily" is a beautiful face that could devour him and definitely distract him.

In lines 12-13, Neruda is saying that viewing life in this superficial and artificial way is like stepping into a trap.

In lines 14-20, he says that this is "the way his poetry was born." He learned to craft his words in this way. He is saying that this is all well and good, but no matter how good his poetry was, nor what it meant to him then, that was then and this is now.

In lines 21-28, he sought solitude in his interactions with men, but soon...

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