Quando vires os teus olhos a verem-te, quando não souberes se tu és tu ou se o teu reflexo no espelho és tu, quando não conseguires distinguir-te de ti, olha para o fundo dessa pessoa que és e imagina o que aconteceria se todos soubessem aquilo que só tu sabes sobre ti.

José Luis Peixoto

segunda-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2014

Stand and stare

"What is life if, full of care
We have no time to stand and stare?

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheeps or cows

No time to see, when weeds we pass,
where squirrels hide their nuts in grass

No time to see, in broad daylight
Streams full of stars, like skies at night

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began

A poor life this is if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

Leisure de William Henry Davies. 1911. encontrado aqui.

segunda-feira, 10 de fevereiro de 2014

I cannot unsee what I've seen. I cannot unknow what I've known.