By Fernando Pessoa
Writing obsessively in French, English, and Portuguese, Fernando Pessoa left a prodigious physique of labor, a lot of it less than "heteronyms"—fully fleshed modify egos with startlingly diverse types and issues of view. supplying a distinct sampling of all his most famed voices, this assortment gains poems that experience by no means ahead of been translated along many initially composed in English. as well as such significant works as "Maritime Ode of Campos" and his Goethe-inspired Faust, written in clean verse, there are numerous attractive poems that experience in basic terms come to gentle within the final 5 years. chosen and translated via top Pessoa pupil Richard Zenith, this can be the best creation to be had to the breadth of Pessoa’s genius.
* The translations are in keeping with the main authoritative versions, validated opposed to the unique manuscripts
* comprises an creation discussing Pessoa, his paintings, and the phenomenon of "heteronymy" in addition to a chronology
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He taught me to look at things. a l b e r to c a e i ro 19 He shows me all the things there are in ﬂowers. He shows me how curious stones are When we hold them in our hand And look at them slowly. He speaks very badly of God. He says God is a sick and stupid old man Who’s always swearing And spitting on the ﬂoor. The Virgin Mary spends the afternoons of eternity knitting. And the Holy Spirit scratches himself with his beak And perches on the chairs, getting them dirty. Everything in heaven is stupid, just like the Catholic Church.
A l b e r to c a e i ro 15 VI To think about God is to disobey God, Since God wanted us not to know him, Which is why he didn’t reveal himself to us . . Let’s be simple and calm, Like the trees and streams, And God will love us, making us Us even as the trees are trees And the streams are streams, And will give us greenness in the spring, which is its season, And a river to go to when we end . . And he’ll give us nothing more, since to give us more would make us less us. 16 a l i t t l e l a r g e r t h a n t h e e n t i r e u n i v e rs e VII From my village I see as much of the universe as can be seen from the earth, And so my village is as large as any town, For I am the size of what I see And not the size of my height .
He used the third to make an eternally cruciﬁed Christ Whom he left nailed to the cross that’s in heaven And serves as the model for all the others. Then he ﬂed to the sun And descended on the ﬁrst ray he could catch. Today he lives with me in my village. He’s a simple child with a pretty laugh. He wipes his nose with his right arm, Splashes about in puddles, Plucks ﬂowers and loves them and forgets them. He throws stones at the donkeys, Steals fruit from the orchards, And runs away crying and screaming from the dogs.
A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe: Selected Poems (Penguin Classics) by Fernando Pessoa