A Centenary Pessoa by Fernando Pessoa

By Fernando Pessoa

This choice of the paintings of Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa (1888–1935) is a vital creation to the paintings of 1 of the main unique ecu poets of the 20th century. It contains translations of a wide collection of his poems and his impressive prose, in addition to a few of his unique English writings. an immense introductory essay by way of Octavio Paz, a serious anthology, posthumous "interviews," and archived illustrations also are incorporated, revealing the realm of Pessoa in all its richness.

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About 1546, when she would have 24 | mirabai been forty-eight, it seems a group of Brahmans went to her and staked out the temple, planning to starve to death in such a way that she would seem to be responsible for their death. About this time she wrote a song to Krishna that became a favorite of Mahatma Gandhi centuries later. We don’t know when or how she died. Many versions of her poems exist because different villages she visited kept the songs alive in their own way. Shama Futehally believes that about two hundred poems are authentic among the thousands extant.

In Kabir one leaps ahead of the other, as if jumping out of the sea, and the reader smiles in joy at so much energy. It is as if both thought and feeling feed a third thing, a rebellious originality, and with that tail the poem shoots through the water. We feel that speed sometimes in kabir | 39 Eckhart also. Kabir says that interior work is not done by method, but by intensity. ” The word “intensity” widens to its full range here, bringing in intense feeling, thinking, intuition, and intense love of colors and odors and animals.

Mira says: Tell me when you will come to meet me. 34 | mirabai ankle bells Mira dances, how can her ankle bells not dance? ” Poison came to the door one day; she drank it and laughed. I am at Hari’s feet; I give him body and soul. A glimpse of him is water: How thirsty I am for that! Mira’s Lord is the one who lifts mountains, he removes evil from human life. Mira’s Lord attacks the beings of greed; for safety I go to him. mirabai his hair You play the flute well; I love your swing curls and your earlocks.

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