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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Bestiary Summary & Analysis

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Bestiary Summary

In lines 1-9, he is saying that he wishes he could speak with the animals. The "Selva Oscura" means the dark forest.

In lines 10-19, he does not want to talk to wasps or racehorses, or the "genteel" animals. He wants to talk to the bitch who has just birthed her puppies and have conversations with the serpents.

In lines 20-32, he used to follow the alley dogs, but they hurried away from him, not trusting him. They lost their opportunity to tell him their troubles.

In lines 33-43, he says that he has always been curious about the rabbit, with their phallic ears. They never stop procreating, so they have no time for anything else. They are inexhaustible in this right, and he admires their "randy" habits.

In lines 44-57, spiders have gotten a bad reputation because people are so quick to...

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