Tag: Pablo Neruda

July 12th Birthday Love: Pablo Neruda

Happy birthday to one of the most widely read poets of the Americas, Chilean poet-diplomat Pablo Neruda, born on this day July 12, 1904 in the city of Parral in Chile’s Maule Region. Gabriel García Márquez once called Neruda “the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language.” Neruda achieved recognition as a writer at the …

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March 24th Birthday Love: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Today is the birthday of the American poet Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti,.  He was born March 24, 1919 in Bronxville, New York. In 1953, he moved to San Francisco with his wife, Selden Kirby-Smith.  There, he and Peter D. Martin of City Lights magazine started City Lights Bookstore, and thus began Ferlinghetti’s central role in the rising of the Beat movement as the store …

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Art and Vegetables for Everyone at Tomato Art Fest

the tomato,star of earth, recurrentand fertilestar,displaysits convolutions,its canals,its remarkable amplitudeand abundance,no pit,no husk,no leaves or thorns,the tomato offersits giftof fiery colorand cool completeness. -from Ode to Tomatoes, Pablo Neruda Neruda understood the suggestive majesty of the tomato, that culinary conundrum – both a fruit and a vegetable!, omnipresent and visually intriguing, memorialized as much on Warhol’s soup can as …

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Happy Spring

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.” -Pablo Neruda