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Vicente Huidobro

Vicente Huidobro (1893–1948) is one of the so-called “big four” of Chilean poetry, which also includes Pablo de Rokha and Nobel laureates Gabriela Mistral and Pablo Neruda. Author of over thirty books, he is one of the most important figures of the Latin American avant-garde.

Poetry

I could cry at dawn to see you smile.

I could plead for a greeting from the specter that solemnly treks back to the Stone Age . . .

Vicente Huidobro