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                Pablo Neruda (1904-1973)
          Translated by Stephen Tapscott (1948-)

                      from 100 Love Sonnets


First Line in Translation:   You sing, and your voice peels the husk
First Line in Original:   Cantas, y a sol y a cielo con tu canto

First published in 1960, this poem is protected by copyright and
cannot be displayed without permission of the copyright holder. It
can be found in:

  • Neruda, Pablo. 100 Love Sonnets / Cien sonetos de amor. Austin:
    University of Texas Press, 1986.

    Pablo Neruda was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1971 "for
    a poetry that with the action of an elemental force brings alive a
    continent's destiny and dreams."