Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) is the pen name of Neftali
Ricardo Reyes Basoalto who was born in the town of
Parral in Chile. Neruda’s poems are full of easily
understood images which make them no less beautiful.
He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in the year 1971.
In this poem Neruda talks about the necessity of quiet
introspection and creating a feeling of mutual
understanding among human beings.