« There Are Diseases » de Pessoa / le dernier trait avant la grande inspiratrice


There Are Diseases

There are diseases worse, yes. than diseases.

Aches that don’t ache even in one’s soul

And yet, that are more aching than the others. There are dreamed anguishes that are more real Than the ones life brings us, there are sensations

felt only by imagining

Which are more ours than our own life is.

There‘s so often a thing which, not existing, Does exist. exists lingeringly

And lingeringly is ours and us…

Above the cloudy green of the broad river
The white circumflexes of the gulls…

Above the soul the useless fluttering –

What never was, nor could be. and is everything.

Give me some more wine, because life is nothing


#FernandoPessoa, #1935, Image auto-portrait de #GuillaumeHoogveld, #2020

Traduction anonyme du portugais.