A Song of Despair
by Pablo Neruda
A Song of Despair Foolishness and Folly Quotes
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Oh pit of debris, fierce cave of the shipwrecked. (6)
The woman is described as a cave where hapless, shipwrecked sailors ended up. She's like the ultimate destination for foolhardy voyagers, and you can count our speaker among them.
turbulent drunkenness of love, in you everything sank! (14)
The comparison of the woman to the sea, which swallows up everything, is paired with the reason for their shipwreck: their love was wild and mad… and pretty much foolish.