Neruda, Pablo

Pablo Neruda was very ugly. He had a nose that stood out quite a bit from his face and that is why he had no friends. To not get bored he began writing poems and wrote so many he used all of the papers in his house. Every time he saw a piece of paper he wrote a poem. And when they could not fit in his house he had to go and live on the streets and then he met a woman and they fell in love. Since they had no food, Pablo sold all of his poems, but he only got 1 euro for them. When they spent the money they had to look for work. They both found work on a ship, but on different ships, and they travelled the seas for many years and never met again.

Miguel Ángel Mouriño, age 9

Portrait of Neruda by Isidro Ferrer