I would like to dedicate this edition of ‘Food for Thought’ to Poetry! As you may know, the 21st of March is Poetry Day, the same day as it starts spring… which, by the way, is kind of poetic, don’t you think?
My discovery of poetry started in secondary school, more precisely at the portuguese classes. First I have to tell you, in previous years I used to be that kind of student connected to maths, so I believe my portuguese teacher was responsible for this kind of epiphany ahah
The poet is a man who feigns
And feigns so thoroughly, at last
He manages to feign as pain
The pain he really feels
During the portuguese classes I was truly excited about discovering portuguese poets, especially their poems but also their lives. In fact, when I first got in touch with Fernando Pessoa, I remember to think: “wait!, this guy is writing such things and he got praised as one of the biggest poets in history, how is it possible?… I can do it even better!”
Over the years I discovered many other poets, and even me, I started to write. It was when I realized how hard it is, but also challenging, and how genius these persons were and how meritorious are their works.
I reckon a tough and definite disease
A sleep that is not effaced in the sleep, or even better
A stopped verse in the middle of a poem.
Personally, what I like the most in a poem is how surprising it can be: a poem is more than a creative piece of art, it can also bring feelings and emotions to us, as readers. “a stopped verse in the middle of a poem”, how is it possible to write something so beautiful like this???
I also find a poem can be quite magical. It happens to me several times to read a verse and discover a certain meaning and, a few days later, read the same verse and find different meanings on it. How amazing, right?
My poem had a nervous breakdown.
It cannot bear words any longer.
It tells the words: words
to another poem
where thou can live.
I hope this post has aroused your interest in poetry. Even if I’m aware there’s good poetry and great poets in every language, in this article I gave you a very tiny introduction to 3 different portuguese poets. You may find more in ‘poems from the portuguese’ portal.
Hope you liked and feel free to share some of your favorite poems in the comments section down below.
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