How did Pablo Neruda counter Frau Frieda’s claims to clairvoyance?

On their journey, the woman from Naples and Neruda, accompanied by his wife, were both on the same ship, yet they did not encounter each other during the voyage. Eventually, they extended an invitation for her to join them at their table for coffee. The author, eager to astonish the poet, encouraged the woman to share her fantasies. However, Pablo Neruda, from the outset, had declared his disbelief in prophetic dreams. He asserted that only poetry possessed clairvoyant qualities, paying little attention to the discussion on dreams.

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