Category Archives: Fernando Pessoa

Poems written by Fernando Pessoa

THE PENULTIMATE POEM

I also know about making conjectures. In each thing it is what it is that inspires. In the plants that are far away they are little nymphs. If an animal is a being inside she is also remote. In humans … Continue reading

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THE KEEPER OF FLOCKS – XXVIII

I read today almost two pages From the book of a mystical poet, And I laughed at those who cry too much. Mystical poets are sick philosophers, And philosophers are foolish men.

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THE KEEPER OF FLOCKS – IX

I am a keeper of flocks. The sheep are my thoughts And my thoughts are everyone’s feelings. I feel with your eyes and ears And with your hands and feet And with your nose and mouth. Thinking of a flower … Continue reading

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THE KEEPER OF FLOCKS – VI

Thinking of God is to disobey the Lord, Because God intended that we do not even know each other. Why does he not show us … Let us be simple and calm, With the streams and the trees, And God … Continue reading

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THE KEEPER OF FLOCKS – I

I have never kept flocks, But it’s as if I kept them. My very soul is like a shepherd, It’s seen the wind and the sun And walks in hand with the seasons Following and watching. All the quiet of … Continue reading

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