Art, Poetry

The Poet Is A Pretender

O poeta é um fingidor
Finge tão completamente
Que chega a fingir que é dor
A dor que deveras sente
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The poet is a pretender
Who’s so good at his act
He even pretends to be pain
The pain he feels in fact

– Fernando Pessoa

(Thanks to Corgiguy for the poem and translation)

4 thoughts on “The Poet Is A Pretender”

  1. hum… my favorite poem, i just dont like the translation… I think it should be more like:
    The poet is a pretender
    He pretends so completely
    That he even pretends it is pain
    The pain he truly feels

    Like

  2. Malcolm

    I entirely agree with Marco – the third line in particular is badly translated – this is very good

    What an mazing poet and charcater

    Like

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