Young Peasant Having Her Coffee, 1881
- Camille Pissarro
Pablo Neruda was the pen name of a Chilean poet and leftist politician, Ricardo Eliecer Neftali Reyes Basoalto. Despite the fact that he was politically tone deaf (he actually praised Stalin in some of his poetry), he could turn a powerful phrase in Spanish. In 1971 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
I remember reading some of his work in my early 20's and being impressed by it.
My favorite phrase from Neruda is-
Which Tapscott translated into English as-
Here's a complete sonnet from the book, sonnet #53, translated into English by Tapscott. In my opinion, it captures the fulfillment and quiet joy a man and a woman can possess in their domestic marriage life-
Here's the sonnet in its original Spanish-