given shelter in Los Lecheros on the shores of Valparaiso’s hills. He writes: "I was confined to a piece of room and a corner window where I was watching harbor’s life. From that tiny window my eyes covered only a fragment of the street. At night I saw people moving fast. It was a poor
suburb in a little street, a hundred feet below my window, it monopolized all the lighting in the neighborhood. Small stores and bowling alleys filled it. " Today the house looks great on its facade a large plaque, which reads: "Here Pablo Neruda wrote in 1948 the Canto General"