segunda-feira, março 19, 2007

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Para quem gostar de poesia...


Carla Bruni sobre No Promises, de 2007



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Those Dancing Days Are Gone
(de William Butler Yeats)

Come, let me sing into your ear;
Those dancing days are gone,
All the silk and satin gear;
Crouch upon a stone
Wrapping that foul body up
In as foul a rag:
I carry the sun in a golden cup
The moon in a silver bag.

Curse as you may I sing it through;
What matter if the knave
That the most could pleasure you,
The children that he gave,
Are somewhere sleeping like a top
Under a marble flag?
I carry the sun in a golden cup
The moon in a silver bag.

I thought it out this very day,
Noon upon the clock,
A man may put pretence away
Who leans upon a stick,
may sing, and sing until he drop
Whether to maid or hag:
I carry the sun in a golden cup
The moon in a silver bag.

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3 comentários:

heitor disse...

Obrigado pelo Yeats, e pela beleza das coisas que nos dás a partilhar.
Veio-me à memória o Clint Eastwood, em "Million Dollar Baby", lendo Yeats, comovido, para a rapariga no leito do hospital.
E outro poema de que gosto muito:
«I sing what was lost and dread what was won,/I walk in a battle fought over again,/My king a lost king, and lost soldiers my men;/Feet to the Rising and Setting may run,/They always beat on the same small stone.»

Lebris disse...

We do not get to see, hear or read something like this. Its inspiring :)

Luísa R. disse...

Lebris,
welcome :o)

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Heitor,
Aprendo sempre um pouco mais contigo.
Bjs