Photo by Bracani.....Antonio
Note: It's better for you to read
- Swifty in Chile (Part 1)
- Swifty in Chile (Part 2)
- Swifty in Chile (Part 3)
- Swifty in Chile (Part 4)
- Swifty in Chile (Part 5): Visiting Pablo Neruda's House - La Chascona And Learning Spanish
- Swifty in Chile (Part 6): "Tu belleza me ha cautivado"
- Swifty In Chile (Part 6.5): Rediscovering Santiago And The Meaning of Film Festivals
- Swifty In Chile (Part 7): Seafood Scam and Glamourous Awards Ceremony
- Swifty In Chile (Part 8): Visiting Pablo Neruda's Second House - La Sebastiana In Valparaiso
'The heavy rain of the south falls over Isla Negra'
The heavy rain of the south falls over Isla Negra
like a solitary drop transparent and weighty:
the sea opens its cool leaves to receive it:
the earth learns the wet fate of the glass.
My soul, grant me in your kisses the briny
water of these months, the honey of the region,
the fragrance moistened by the sky’s thousand lips,
the sacred patience of the sea in winter.
Something calls us: all the doors open by themselves,
the water tells a great story to the window-panes,
the sky extends down to touch the roots,
and like this the day weaves and unweaves its celestial net
with time, salt, murmurs, growth, pathways,
a woman, a man, and winter on the Earth.
- Pablo Neruda
22nd of August, 2007. Day 9. One more night left in Chile.
After visiting Pablo Neruda's house, La Sebastiana, at the beautiful city of Valparaiso the day before, I found out that there was still one more Neruda house that I haven't visited.
Isla Negra. (read Isla Negra's history)
His favourite house.
The place where he and his wife, Mathilde Urrutia, were buried.