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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.

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.

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.

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.