Category Archives: Fernando Pessoa

Poems written by Fernando Pessoa

EVERY TIME I THINK OF A THING, I BETRAY HER

Every time I think of a thing, I betray her. Just having a thing before me I must think of her. Not thinking, but seeing, Not with a thought, but with the eyes. A thing that is visible exists to … Continue reading

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THE KEEPER OF FLOCKS – XIII

Light, light, very light, A very light wind passes, And she’s always very light. And I do not know what I think Nor do I seek to know. Fernando Pessoa Gentle, gentle, very gentle A very gentle word whispers, And … Continue reading

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WAR WHICH AFFLICTS THE WORLD WITH ITS SQUADRONS

War, which afflicts the world with its squadrons, It is a perfected kind of philosophical error. War, like everything human, we want to change But war, more than anything else, wants to alter and change everything And alter it rapidly. … Continue reading

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THE KEEPER OF FLOCKS – II

My eyes are as clear as the sunflower. I have a custom of walking in the streets Looking to the right and to the left, And once in a while I look backwards … And what I see at each … Continue reading

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AH YOU SEEK A LAMP BETTER THAN SUNLIGHT!

Ah you seek a lamp better than sunlight! Seek fields greener than these! Seek flowers more lovelier than these I see! To me this sun, and these fields, and flowers satisfy me. But, if I am discontented, What I want … Continue reading

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