An idea of world peace to be realized by everybody at the same time is portrayed vividly as well. No chaos, unrest, war, political persecution or death. An image of complete bliss, if momentarily, flashes to show people coming together without prejudice and a common goal to help each other instead of chasing the almighty dollar.
Neruda uses some different poetic elements to portray his vision, including repetition. An example of repetition can be found linking the beginning to the end. "Now we will count to twelve", is the first line of the poem and the second to last line of the poem. It reiterates the countdown to momentary silence. It gives the reader something to think about before the poem gets underway and it is almost oddly placed. But at the end when it is said again it makes you imagine everything that he has proposed seem so easily obtainable by simply counting to twelve.
Another poetic element that he uses is metaphors. An example of this is when he says, "Victories with no survivors." It is a contrasting sentence that was probably referring to either of the World Wars.
I really enjoyed reading this poem. It pertains a lot to my life and the immediate population of the Bay Area. Heck, anyone who works a lot of hours and has daily stress can relate to this poem. Neruda is correct about people not...