Tag Archives: Fernando Pessoa

Monday with Pessoa: Who Are You, Reading Me?

I am like the sun shining on a cold day. You will not see me or feel me for I have already died. And if I have properly discovered the truth of consciousness then you only experience me through your … Continue reading

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Monday with Pessoa: The Double Dream

I wanted to record some notes on todays’ Pessoa reading which has taken the form of a poem. The notes, it seemed to me, should stand separately from the poem, as they are not intended for those who don’t care … Continue reading

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Monday with Pessoa: Two Players

To think or to feel? Or what third thing among the stage-sets in the back? –Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet A mover of volatile parts, placid between harsh light and dream shadow, indifferent to one as to the other, or … Continue reading

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Monday with Pessoa: Bernardo Alone

Sadly I write in my quiet room, alone as I have always been, alone as I will always be. * we, the self-aware actors, are also our own spectators, our own gods…. – Fernando Pessoa as Bernardo Soares, The Book of … Continue reading

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Monday with Pessoa (and Stevens and Rilke)

No matter how much we take off what we wear, we’ll never reach nakedness, which is a phenomenon of the soul and not of removing clothes. —Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet, p 221 It has always been my particular madness … Continue reading

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Monday with Pessoa: a pebble

I do not intend to dwell on the problem of anteriority…. it is worth noting that the transition [from animal to man] seems to have occurred all at once…. The operation may have taken centuries…. we will never be able … Continue reading

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Monday with Pessoa: the fiction follows me

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