Thursday, April 19, 2012
Quote of the Day/Month: Pablo Neruda
Today, we are continuing to quote famous poets from around the world in honor of National Poetry Month with a quip from the late Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) who was honored earlier this month at the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival in Cary (Raleigh), NC.
Neruda began life as a poet when he was just a teenager. He was known for his surrealist nature. Neruda died just three days after right-wing dictator Augusto Pinochet (1915-2006) took power in the coup that would haunt Chile for decades. Neruda was from the political left.
Here is his quote:
"Loe is so short, forgetting is so long."
His famous works include "I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You" and "If You Forget Me."http://www.poemhunter.org
Just for the fun of it, I am saying that I am blogging from the Salt Lake City Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, I have not been to that zip code since 2007.