Saturday, October 23, 2010

Things I Love . . .

Things I love about Pablo Neruda:

  • His penchant for commas
  • Endless adjectives
  • Sensual metaphors, so sensual I can taste and smell them from the type on the page
  • His unapologetic romanticism
  • His southern-ness, the ultimate southern-ness of earth and America and fire
  • The rush of his words - I find myself tumbling over his sentences, being pushed along until I reach the end and I rush back to reread it - they still rush the second time around, but they sting deeper, more true than before. (Can I say "more true?" I don't like "truer." It just sounds wrong sometimes.)

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