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The Flight of the Bird Passing VI: Poems of Fernando Pessoa

Recalling who I was , I see somebody else   Recalling who I was, I see somebody else. In memory the past becomes the present.      Who I was is somebody I love,      Yet only in a … Continue reading

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The Flight of the Bird Passing V: Poems of Fernando Pessoa

One after another, hard-pressed waves   One after another, hard-pressed waves Curl in their green motion And hiss white foam into The brownness of sea shores.   Leisurely clouds one after another Break open their round motion And sun burns … Continue reading

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The Flight of the Bird Passing IV: Poems of Fernando Pessoa

Only Nature is divine, and she’s not divine   Only Nature is divine, and she’s not divine . . .   If I speak of her as a being it’s because to speak of her I must use the language … Continue reading

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The Flight of the Bird Passing III: Poems of Fernando Pessoa

If I could take a bite of the whole earth   If I could take a bite of the whole earth And get a taste of it, I be happier for a moment . . . But I don’t always … Continue reading

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The Flight of the Bird Passing II: Poems of Fernando Pessoa

I’m a keeper of sheep I’m a keeper of sheep, The sheep are my thoughts And my thoughts are all sensations. I think with my eyes and ears And with my hands and feet An with my nose and mouth. … Continue reading

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The Flight of the Bird Passing I: Poems of Fernando Pessoa

II “My glance is clear like a sunflower”   My glance is clear like a sunflower. I usually take to the roads, Looking to my right and to my left. And now and then looking behind me . . . … Continue reading

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April Poems 2020 #2: Foolish but Necessary Allowances

Tree It is foolish to let a young redwood grow next to a house. Even in this one lifetime, you will have to choose. That great calm being, this clutter of soup pots and books— Already the first branch-tips brush … Continue reading

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