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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Rain Summary & Analysis

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Rain Summary

In lines 1-10, the speaker of the poem is saying that it is better that the "Queen" not recognize the face of his love. He remembers the weight of her hair in his hands, His hands are not white like hers; they are like roots. He is not one of her people. The "naked" rain falls over them, cleansing and re-birthing them. They are just like nature now, like the eggs of the native birds.

In lines 11-18, Ranu Raraku is a volcanic crater on Rapa Nui. The water is washing the characters of this poem towards "obscurity down below the hole". Again, the speaker of the poem asks his love to not allow herself to be seen. They are sneaking out, away from the Queen, the palace (she is the princess?) so that they can be alone together in the rain. Neruda...

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