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Pablo Neruda: Selected Poems - Study Guide Oh Earth, Wait for Me Summary & Analysis

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Oh Earth, Wait for Me Summary

In lines 1-11: The speaker of this poem is asking to be returned by the sun to his wild destiny. He wishes to go back to the aroma of the wood, where the swords fall from the sky. He longs for the pasture and its peace, the damp smell of earth, and the beating wind.

In lines 12-20: He is asking the earth to give him back its pure gifts - silence, solemnity. He wants to go back to being what he has not been in this earthly vessel. He wants to become earth again, to be one with the stone that the river bears away.

Oh Earth, Wait for Me Analysis

Neruda is contemplating not only his own demise, but the activities that take place thereafter, namely being buried in the ground. In this poem he is welcoming...

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