segunda-feira, 13 de dezembro de 2010

Leaves of Grass



"Esta manhã, antes do alvorecer, subi numa colina para admirar o céu povoado,
E disse à minha alma: Quando abarcarmos esses mundos e o conhecimento e o prazer que encerram, estaremos finalmente fartos e satisfeitos?
E minha alma disse: Não, uma vez alcançados esses mundos prosseguiremos no caminho." 



(Walt Whitman)

sexta-feira, 3 de dezembro de 2010

I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You


I do not love you except because I love you;
I go from loving to not loving you,
From waiting to not waiting for you
My heart moves from cold to fire.

I love you only because it's you the one I love;
I hate you deeply, and hating you
Bend to you, and the measure of my changing love for you
Is that I do not see you but love you blindly.

Maybe January light will consume
My heart with its cruel
Ray, stealing my key to true calm.

In this part of the story I am the one who
Dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you,
Because I love you, Love, in fire and blood.
 (Pablo Neruda)