Sunday, January 09, 2011

How I Imagine Pablo Neruda Would Celebrate My Birthday...

I'm celebrating a birthday today and have Pablo Neruda on my mind.

I found this great image of Pablo Neruda while searching through the archives of old LIFE magazines.

It's one of my favorite things I've seen in a long time.

I think if I were having a birthday party in my dreams, this is how Pablo would dress.

This is the image for Bogota's 2008 Book Fair, but this is how I feel when I read Neruda.

In my dreams, Neruda still visits.  And in my birthday party dream, Emily always arrives with a gift.




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17 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! May Emily Dickinson still arrive with many surprises, all good, for you this year.

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  2. Have a great day, birthday-mate.

    Hugs,
    J

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  3. Happy Birthday to you...
    Happy Birthday to you...
    Happy Birthday dear frieeeend...
    Happy Birthday to you!

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  4. Happy, happy day, Kelli. Love your Neruda and Dickinson connections here.

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  5. Happy Birthday, Kelli.

    Great pictures. Who cannot love Neruda?

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  6. Happy birthday! This post is altogether charming. :)

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  7. Happy birthday, sweetie! Hope it is wonderful and brings you many good things!

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  8. Happy birthday from the virtual world. Although we've never met, I follow your blog daily. It inspires my own writing. Cheers to you from snowy Colorado!!

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  9. Happy Birthday! I adore the photographs, as well as the idea of peopling your birthday party with Neruda and Dickinson. Enjoy your day, and the next 364, for that matter.

    margo

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  10. HBTY!

    One of my favorite photos of Neruda, which I wasn't able to find online with a Google Image search, is of him standing holding an enormous seashell, a conch shell or something similar, in his arms. The shell is the size of a cello. The photo, if I remember right, is by Jill Krementz.

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  11. Happy Birthday, Kelli! What great images you've collected here. May the coming year be full of surprise, intrigue, and celebration.

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  12. Happy Birthday! Just stumbled across your blog and have already subscribed. I hope at one of your future birthday parties Emily Dickinson jumps out of the cake.

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  13. Happy Birthday, Kelli! Hope you had a terrific day. :)

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  14. happy belated-- i believe the seashell photograph referred to in the comment board is in Kremintz's book The Writers Desk.... i came across this and also had dreamed of neruda last night! perhaps you'll be interested in becoming a part of the red poppy garden- they are making a movie on pablo and up to some really wonderful things:
    http://www.redpoppy.net/pablo_neruda.php
    viva neruda!

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  15. bells & birds-- a late thank you, but thank you for the Neruda info! that is wonderful! I appreciate the link.

    And everyone else-- many many thanks for the bday wishes!

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