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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - The Marine Night Summary & Analysis

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The Marine Night Summary

In lines 1-6, the poet is speaking to the "marine night," saying that he loves it. He has been disintegrating and dying, and is ready to rest in the earth.

In lines 7-15, night falls so that the reader may not see "his" (death's) wretched repose. Death desires to be close, and with him you will fall into a dream of silence, a funeral land. Oceanic night, marine night, reaches the reader, and the star Aldebaran watches over "the wet mouth of your song," or the reader's sleeping form.

In lines 16-21, these lines could be Aldebaran, or some other omniscient being watching over "night" being born.

In lines 22-27, these lines are essentially saying: love me with abandon and to throw caution to the wind.

In lines 28-32: The poet is saying that the night is beautiful to...

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