Alberto Caeiro’s way

A. Caeiro’s way

The invisible hand of the wind

skirts over the grasses

When it lets go,

jumping between the green intervals

crimson poppies

yellow daisies together

and some other blue flowers

that you couldn’t see straightaway

 

I don’t have whom to love

nor life that I want

nor death that I steal

Through me

like through the grasses

a wind that only bends them

to let them be what they were

passes

Also through me

a desire uselessly blows

the stems of my intentions

the flowers of what I imagine

and everything turns to what it was

with nothing that takes place.

 

Non-official translation from the original in Portuguese: “A mão invisível do vento…(À la manière de A. Caeiro)”, Ricardo Reis (Fernando Pessoa, 1888-1935).

If you want to read the Spanish version of this poem, follow this link:

https://elmatallana.com/2015/10/12/la-mano-invisible-del-vientoa-la-manera-de-a-caeiro/

 

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http://arquivopessoa.net/textos/2162

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http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/fernando-pessoa

 

A la manera de Alberto Caeiro

A la manera de A. Caeiro

La mano invisible del viento roza por encima las hierbas.

Cuando se suelta, saltan en los intervalos de verde

Amapolas rojas, amarillas margaritas juntas,

Y otras pequeñas flores azules que no se ven enseguida.

 

No tengo a quien ame, o vida que quiera, o muerte que robe.

Por mí como por las hierbas un viento que sólo las dobla

Para dejarlas volver a aquello que fueron, pasa.

También por mí un deseo inútilmente sopla

Los tallos de las intenciones, las flores de lo que imagino,

Y todo vuelve a lo que era sin nada que acontezca.

 

Traducción no oficial de “A mão invisível do vento…(À la manière de A. Caeiro)” de Ricardo Reis (Fernando Pessoa, 1888-1935).

If you want to read the English version of this poem, follow this link:

https://elmatallana.com/2017/05/14/alberto-caeiros-way/

 

For more information, visit:

http://arquivopessoa.net/textos/2162

http://www.pessoa.eu/

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/fernando-pessoa