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Eugenio de Andrade – poems in English Janeiro 19, 2005

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Penniless Lovers

They had faces open to whoever passed.

They had legends and myths

and a chill in the heart.

They had gardens where the moon strolled

hand in hand with the water.

They had an angel of stone for a brother.

They had like everyone

the miracle of every day

dripping from the roofs;

and golden eyes

glowing with a wilderness of dreams.

They were hungry and thirsty like animals,

and there was silence

around their steps.

But at every gesture they made,

a bird was born from their fingers

and, dazzled, vanished into space.

Silence

When tenderness

seems tired at last of its offices

and sleep, that most uncertain vessel,

still delays,

when blue bursts from

your eyes

and searches

mine for steady seamanship,

then it is I speak to you of words

desolate, derelict,

transfixed by silence.

Alexis Levitin from original poems by

Eugénio de Andrade


 

Os Amantes sem Dinheiro / Silencio – Eugénio de Andrade

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Os amantes sem dinheiro

Tinham o rosto aberto a quem passava.
Tinham lendas e mitos
e frio no coração.
Tinham jardins onde a lua passeava
de mãos dadas com a água
dum anjo de pedra por irmão.

Tinham como toda a gente
o milagre de cada dia
escorrendo pelos telhados,
e olhos de oiro
onde ardiam
os sonhos mais tresmalhados.

Tinham fome e sede como os bichos,
e silêncio
à roda dos seus passos.
Mas a cada gesto que faziam
um pássaro nascia dos seus dedos
e deslumbrado penetrava nos espaços.

____________________________

Silêncio

Quando a ternura
parece já do seu ofício fatigada,

e o sono, a mais incerta barca,
inda demora,

quando azuis irrompem
os teus olhos

e procuram
nos meus navegação segura,

é que eu te falo das palavras
desamparadas e desertas,

pelo silêncio fascinadas.

1971, Eugénio de Andrade
In Obscuro Domínio

 

Os Amantes sem Dinheiro / Silencio

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Os amantes sem dinheiro

Tinham o rosto aberto a quem passava.

Tinham lendas e mitos

e frio no coração.

Tinham jardins onde a lua passeava

de mãos dadas com a água

dum anjo de pedra por irmão.

Tinham como toda a gente

o milagre de cada dia

escorrendo pelos telhados,

e olhos de oiro

onde ardiam

os sonhos mais tresmalhados.

Tinham fome e sede como os bichos,

e silêncio

à roda dos seus passos.

Mas a cada gesto que faziam

um pássaro nascia dos seus dedos

e deslumbrado penetrava nos espaços.

____________________________



Silêncio

Quando a ternura

parece já do seu ofício fatigada,

e o sono, a mais incerta barca,

inda demora,

quando azuis irrompem

os teus olhos

e procuram

nos meus navegação segura,

é que eu te falo das palavras

desamparadas e desertas,

pelo silêncio fascinadas.

1971, Eugénio de Andrade

In Obscuro Domínio

 

Poema XVIII – Eugénio de Andrade

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Impetuoso, o teu corpo é como um rio

onde o meu se perde.

Se escuto, só oiço o teu rumor.

De mim, nem o sinal mais breve.

Imagem dos gestos que tracei,

irrompe puro e completo.

Por isso, rio foi o nome que lhe dei.

E nele o céu fica mais perto.

Eugénio de Andrade

 

Urgentemente – Eugénio de Andrade

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É urgente o amor.

É urgente um barco no mar.

É urgente destruir certas palavras,

ódio, solidão e crueldade,

alguns lamentos,

muitas espadas.

É urgente inventar alegria,

multiplicar os beijos, as searas,

é urgente descobrir rosas e rios

e manhãs claras.

Cai o silêncio nos ombros e a luz

impura, até doer.

É urgente o amor, é urgente

permanecer.

Eugénio de Andrade

 

On this day in History – Jan. 19

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  • 0973- Pope Benedictus VI elected.
  • 1419 – Hundred Years’ War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England which makes Normandy a part of England.
  • 1493 – Treaty of Barcelona signed, France cedes Roussillon and Cerdagne to Spain.
  • 1520 – Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, was mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund.
  • 1736 – James Watt, was born, builder of steam engines; the watt, a unit of power, was named after him. [d. 19 Aug 1819].
  • 1764- John Wilkes is expelled from the British House of Commons for seditious libel.
  • 1793 -French King Louis XVI is sentenced to death for treason.
  • 1798 – Auguste Comte, was born, French philosopher.
  • 1806 – The United Kingdom occupies the Cape of Good Hope.
  • 1807 – Robert E. Lee was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia [d.1819]; he was one of the greatest of the Confederate generals in the American Civil War (1861-65).
  • 1809 – Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston [d. 1849]. American poet, short-story writer, and critic.
  • 1809 – O Exército francês de Soult vence em La Coruña os ingleses de Wellesley, que se vêem obrigados a recuar.
  • 1811 – Los paraguayos derrotan al Ejército porteño argentino del general Belgrano en la batalla de Paraguarí.
  • 1813 – Sir Henry Bessemer, was born in Charlton, Hertfordshire, UK; English inventor and engineer who developed the first process for manufacturing steel inexpensively (1856), leading to the development of the Bessemer converter .
  • 1826 – Capitulan las tropas españolas que durante nueve años se mantuvieron en la isla de Chiloé, situada en la parte meridional de Chile.
  • 1839 – British East India Company captures Aden.
  • 1839 – Paul Cézanne, was born, painter [d. 1906] .
  • 1840 – Captain Charles Wilkes circumnavigates Antarctica, claiming what became known as Wilkes Land for the United States.
  • 1853 – Giuseppe Verdi‘s opera Il Trovatore premieres in Rome.
  • 1861 – Georgia becomes 5th state to secede.
  • 1880 – El Congreso de los Diputados español vota la abolición de la esclavitud en Cuba.1881 – En plena guerra del Pacífico, el Ejército chileno entra en Lima tras dos días de cruentos combates en los alrededores de la capital peruana.
  • 1883 – The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires begins service (Roselle, New Jersey) It was built by Thomas Edison.
  • 1899 – Anglo-Egyptian Sudan is formed.
  • 1906 –Bartolomé Mitre, fallecimiento de, poeta, historiador, político , militar, periodista y traductor (presidente de Argentina).
  • 1915 – German zeppelins bomb the cities of Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn in the United Kingdom killing more than 20, in the first major aerial bombardment of a civilian target.
  • 1915 – The electric neon sign was patented in the United States by George Claude of Paris, France.
  • 1918- Finnish Civil War: The first serious battles between the Red Guards and the White Guard.
  • 1920 – The United States Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.
  • 1920 – Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, was born, Peruvian diplomat, United Nations Secretary General (1982-1991)
  • 1921 – Patricia Highsmith, was born, US / Swiss writer (Strangers on a Train) [d. 1995]
  • 1921 – Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union, que sólo duró un año.
  • 1923 – Jean Stapleton, was born, American actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family).
  • 1923 – O poeta Eugénio de Andrade (pseudónimo literário de José Fontinhas) nasceu neste dia, na Póvoa da Atalaia, concelho do Fundão, na Beira Baixa .
  • 1926 – Born this day, Fritz Weaver, actor, (Holocaust, Marathon Man, Black Sunday).
  • 1927 -British government decides to send troops to China.
  • 1931 – Born this day, Robert [Robin] MacNeil, Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist.
  • 1932 – Richard Lester, was born, movie director (Hard Day’s Night, Help!, Petulia).
  • 1936 -Ursula Andress, was born in Switzerland, actress (She).
  • 1937 – Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.
  • 1937- Alberto de Oliveira, falecimento de, poeta brasileiro .
  • 1941 – World War II: East AfricaKassala, on the Sudan-Eritrean border, is retaken by the British as Major General William Platt begins an offensive against Italian troops in Eritrea.
  • 1942 – Nara Leão, nascimento de, cantora brasileira de MPB.
  • 1942- World War II: Japanese forces invade Burma.
  • 1943- Janis Joplin, singer was born [d. 1970] .
  • 1946 – Dolly Parton was born, entertainer.
  • 1947 – Manuel Machado Ruiz, poeta español nacido en Sevilla.
  • 1949 – Cuba recognises Israel.
  • 1949 – Robert Palmer, was born [d.2003], singer, guitarist (Emerson, Lake & Palmer).
  • 1953 – 68% of all United States television sets were tuned in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.
  • 1955 – The Scrabble board game debuts.
  • 1955 -President Eisenhower okayed the first filming of a news conference for television.
  • 1958 – Marechal Rondon, faleceu, sertanista brasileiro.
  • 1964 – Sourou-Migan Apithy is elected president of Dahomey (renamed Benin in 1975).
  • 1966 – Stefan Edberg, was born, tennis player (Wimbledon 1988, US Open 1991).
  • 1966 –Indira Gandhi was elected prime minister of India.
  • 1969 – Student Jan Palach died after setting himself on fire 3 days ago in Prague‘s Wenceslas Square to protest the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union in 1968. His funeral turned into another major protest.
  • 1971 – John Wozniak, singer, songwriter of Marcy Playground .
  • 1977 – President Gerald Ford pardons Iva Toguri D’Aquino (aka Tokyo Rose).
  • 1981 -The United States and Iran signed an agreement paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months.
  • 1982 – Elis Regina, morte de, aos 36 anos de idade; cantora brasileira, ( gaúcha) foi uma das mais importantes intérpretes da geração pós-bossa nova.
  • 1983 – Klaus Barbie, Nazi war criminal, is arrested in Bolivia.
  • 1983 – The Apple Lisa, their first commercial personal computer from Apple Computer, Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
  • 1984 -Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km.
  • 1986 – Spain recognizes Israel.
  • 1991 -48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves.
  • 1992 – Zhelyu Zhelev, chefe de Estado da Bulgária desde 1990, é ratificado em seu cargo nas urnas e se converte no primeiro presidente do país eleito democraticamente.
  • 1993 – IBM announces a $4.97 billion loss for 1992 which is the largest single-year corporate loss in United States history.
  • 1997 –Yasser Arafat returned to Hebron for the first time in 30 years, as Israel hands over control of the West Bank city to Palestinians.
  • 1997 – 54th Golden Globes: English Patient, Brenda Blethyn & Geoffrey Rush.
  • 1998 -Carl Perkins, singer , songwriter, dies at 65.
  • 2000 – Bettino Craxi, dies, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934) .
  • 2002 – Faleceu aos 67 anos, o célebre futebolista brasileiro “Vavá”, Edvaldo Izidio Neto.