Don't miss the reading of this poem by Chilean poet, diplomat, political activist and mystic Pablo Neruda, read by Astronaut Leland Melvin. Follow Neruda as he walks through the forest, step by step, making small and extraordinary discoveries one miracle at a time. As he says at the end, "Anyone who hasn’t been in the Chilean forest doesn’t know this planet."


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  • kathy

    The transference of joy and wonder and gratitude I felt from Astronaut Melvin's reading. I felt as though I were walking through the rain forest, experiencing the words of the poem. Thank you!


    Ihave come out of the forest SINGING When I GO THROUGH ARMSTRONG WOODS I COME OUT ENERGIZED/SINGING The power of woods

  • Lynn

    I have sent this to my friend who has traveled to Chile. It has inspired me to look for opportunities to better the natural world around me. Thank you for this beautiful reading!

  • rama

    the beautiful forest was visible to me through the words and the reading Thank you

  • Linda

    Beautifully read... I have come out of this forest to go singing through the world.

  • Susie

    Beautiful. Beautifully read. Gratitude. Our precious, wonder-filled blue marble bursting with sentient life.

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  • Development threatens the El Boldo Reserve—a unique ecosystem that once dominated central Chile. Find ways to help Corporación Bosques de Zapallar, protect this vulnerable ecosystem.  
  • Visit Rainforest Trust to learn more about current conservation efforts to stop the destruction of rainforests in Latin America.
  • Neruda offers us an inspiration to lift our spirits as he says, "I have come out of that landscape, that mud, that silence, to roam, to go singing through the world." Go out to meet the landscape, the nature near you, and listen to its song.

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