11 de março de 2007

Sebastião Alba (1940-2000)

inguém meu amor

Ninguém meu amor
ninguém como nós conhece o sol
Podem utilizá-lo nos espelhos
apagar com ele
os barcos de papel dos nossos lagos
podem obrigá-lo a parar
à entrada das casas mais baixas
podem ainda fazer
com que a noite gravite
hoje do mesmo lado
Mas ninguém meu amor
ninguém como nós conhece o sol
Até que o sol degole
o horizonte em que um a um
nos deitam
vendando-nos os olhos

Sebastião Alba

10 de março de 2007

Sonnet CXXX

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips' red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damask'd, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound.
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground.
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.

William Shakespeare

Sonnet CXLI

In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes,
For they in thee a thousand errors note;
But 'tis my heart that loves what they despise,
Who in despite of view is pleased to dote;
Nor are mine ears with thy tongue's tune delighted,
Nor tender feeling, to base touches prone,
Nor taste, nor smell, desire to be invited
To any sensual feast with thee alone:
But my five wits nor my five senses can
Dissuade one foolish heart from serving thee,
Who leaves unsway'd the likeness of a man,
Thy proud hearts slave and vassal wretch to be:
Only my plague thus far I count my gain,
That she that makes me sin awards me pain.

William Shakespeare