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Written by Fernando Pessoa | |

Para Ser Grande

 Para ser grande, sê inteiro: nada
 Teu exagera ou exclui.
Sê todo em cada coisa.
Põe quanto és No mínimo que fazes.
Assim em cada lago a lua toda Brilha, porque alta vive.

Written by Fernando Pessoa | |

Ode of Ricardo Reis

To be great, be whole: nothing
Yours exaggerate nor delete.
Be whole  at everything.
Be yourself at the little things you do.
So that in each lake the whole moon Shines because high it lives.

Written by Fernando Pessoa | |

Portuguese sea

Oh salted sea, how much of your salt
Are tears of Portugal!
For crossing you, how many mothers wept,
How many children prayed in vain!

How many brides remained unmarried
For you to be ours, Oh sea!
Was it worth it? everything is worthwhile
If the soul is not small.
The ones who want to go beyond Boyador Have to go beyond pain.
God overboard danger and the abyss gave But it was in it that he mirrored the sky.

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Written by Fernando Pessoa | |


The poet is a faker.
Pretends so completely That comes to pretend that is pain The pain that he really feels.
And those who read what he writes, In the pain read they feel right , Not the two that he had, But only the one which they have not.
And so on the wheel rails It spins to entertain the reason, This train of rope Called heart.