As a boy Neruda attended Temuco Boys’ School; the principal of the Girls’ School was Gabriela Mistral. Mistral was a well-respected poet, and later became a Nobel Laureate herself, and she encouraged a young Neruda to pursue his fascination with poetry. In 1933, Neruda met Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The poetry of Pablo Neruda conveys intense emotions through the four elements.
By using the four elements as metaphors, Neruda intensifies the sadness of separation from nature, yet also moves closer to the so-called primordial essence of being—through words.
Pablo Neruda adopted green ink as his trademark. He did not do this simply because he liked the color. He allowed the green vibration to nurture his writing.
Neruda Used Green Ink to Manifest the Following:
a) Works published between 1923 and 1973.
b) Posthumous work, published in late 1973 and throughout 1974.
c) Dispersed Work, not collected in any book.
d) Selected Epistolary.