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Neruda, Pablo - I have conquered the angel of dream

Identifier

015201

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

Selected Poems – Pablo Neruda

I have conquered the angel of dream, he of woe and allegory;
his effort was tireless, his packed footstep comes
wrapped in snails and cigars,
marine, perfumed with sharp fruit..........

Often I recognise his warriors,
their arms corroded by the air, their dimensions,
and their need of space is so violent
that it descends to my heart itself in search of it;
he is the owner of inaccessible plateaux,
he dances with tragic and ordinary personages,
at night his aerial acid breaks my skin
and I listen to his instrument trembling within me.

I hear the dream of old companions and of beloved women,
dreams whose throbbing shatters me;
silently I tread their carpet substance
deliriously I close my teeth on their poppy light.

The source of the experience

Neruda, Pablo

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Angel
Snail

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Dreaming and lucid dreaming

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