(20 November 1913 - 13 January 1999 / Muskegon, Michigan)

Growth And Development

Getting taller every day,
Blossoming along the way.
More of beauty, and less hype;
Developing your unique type.

Note the flowers for example:
Seeds planted in the soil
Neither grow, nor develop
Without a bit of toil.

Whether a child maturing,
Or a parent full of pride,
An enterprise—just begun,
Or a business venturing wide,

For every little effort
Mid verdant strides each day,
There'll be growing pains
All along the way.

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Comments (23)

This is a what a man in love offers “complete love for all life, for all lives, “ What else! As Shelley wrote, My heart bleeds for the lover in Neruda.
What is bread doing in there?
An exquisitely woven love poem. A great and delightful read.
like a kiss which falls from our invincible heights to show the fire and the tenderness of a true love. A great poet with wonderful thoughts and imagery.
Iam neither good or bad......the great write ups of Neruda poem
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