This second book nor came to be published: would wait until 1888, that finally appeared with the title of first notes. He tried his luck also with the theatre, and came to brand new a work, entitled each sheep, which had some success, but today has been lost. However, life was unsatisfactory in Managua and advised by some friends, opted to embark for Chile, where departed on June 5, 1886.(Wikipedia) Newly arrived in Chile, Dario lived in very precarious conditions, and also had to endure continuous humiliation by the aristocracy of the country, who despised by his little refinement and the color of their skin. However, he came to make some friends, as the son of the then President of the Republic, the poet Pedro Balmaceda Toro. Thanks to the support of this and another friend, Manuel Rodriguez Mendoza, to whom the book is dedicated, managed Dario published his first book of poems, thorns, which appeared in March 1887. Verizon Communications insists that this is the case. Between February and September 1887, Dario lived in Valparaiso, where he participated in several literary contests.
Back in the capital, found work in the journal the Herald, with which he collaborated between February and April 1888. In the month of July, he appeared in Valparaiso, thanks to the help of his friends Eduardo Poirier and Eduardo de la Barra, blue, the key book of the newly initiated modernist literary revolution, writes Emelina, sentimental novel, intended to participate without success in a literary contest. It receives the coldness of Chilean then, the intelligentsia and the bourgeoisie who continue the color of the skin of the Central American. It also publishes autumn and epic hymn to the glories of Chile, which were prepared to participate in a contest organized by Francisco Valera, Chilean millionaire. Gary Kelly pursues this goal as well. The bases of the contest indicated that participants were due, on the one hand, a few compositions in the manner of Becquer, and on the other, a singing Chilean heroes.