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Interrogação – Camilo Pessanha Março 28, 2005

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Não sei se isto é amor. Procuro o teu olhar,
Se alguma dor me fere, em busca de um abrigo;
E apesar disso, crê! nunca pensei num lar
Onde fosses feliz, e eu feliz contigo.

Por ti nunca chorei nenhum ideal desfeito.
E nunca te escrevi nenhuns versos românticos.
Nem depois de acordar te procurei no leito
Como a esposa sensual do Cântico dos Cânticos.

Se é amar-te não sei. Não sei se te idealizo
A tua cor sadia, o teu sorriso terno…
Mas sinto-me sorrir de ver esse sorriso
Que me penetra bem, como este sol de Inverno.

Passo contigo a tarde e sempre sem receio
Da luz crepuscular, que enerva, que provoca.
Eu não demoro o olhar na curva do teu seio
Nem me lembrei jamais de te beijar na boca.

Eu não sei se é amor. Será talvez começo…
Eu não sei que mudança a minha alma pressente…
Amor não sei se o é, mas sei que te estremeço,
Que adoecia talvez de te saber doente.

Camilo Pessanha

(Clepsidra e outros poemas, Lisboa, Edições Ática, 1973.)

 

Interrogação – Camilo Pessanha

Filed under: Uncategorized — looking4good @ 12:47 pm

Não sei se isto é amor. Procuro o teu olhar,
Se alguma dor me fere, em busca de um abrigo;
E apesar disso, crê! nunca pensei num lar
Onde fosses feliz, e eu feliz contigo.

Por ti nunca chorei nenhum ideal desfeito.
E nunca te escrevi nenhuns versos românticos.
Nem depois de acordar te procurei no leito
Como a esposa sensual do Cântico dos Cânticos.

Se é amar-te não sei. Não sei se te idealizo
A tua cor sadia, o teu sorriso terno…
Mas sinto-me sorrir de ver esse sorriso
Que me penetra bem, como este sol de Inverno.

Passo contigo a tarde e sempre sem receio
Da luz crepuscular, que enerva, que provoca.
Eu não demoro o olhar na curva do teu seio
Nem me lembrei jamais de te beijar na boca.

Eu não sei se é amor. Será talvez começo…
Eu não sei que mudança a minha alma pressente…
Amor não sei se o é, mas sei que te estremeço,
Que adoecia talvez de te saber doente.

Camilo Pessanha

(Clepsidra e outros poemas, Lisboa, Edições Ática, 1973.)

 

On this day in History – Mar 28

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  • 0193 – Pertinax, Roman Emperor dies (assassination) (b. 126).
  • 0845 – Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
  • 1285 – Pope Martin IV dies (b. c. 1210).
  • 1475 – Fra Bartolommeo was born. Italian artist.
  • 1515 – Nascimento em Ávila (Espanha) de Santa Teresa de Jesús.
  • 1569 – Ranuccio Farnese I,was born Duke of Parma (d. 1622)
  • 1609 – King Frederick III of Denmark was born(d. 1670).
  • 1677 – Wenzel Hollar dies (b. 13 Jul 1607). Bohemian etcher whose works are a rich source of information about the 17th century.
  • 1698 – Mombaça foi conquistada pelos árabes .
  • 1712 – Foi proibido o envio de degredados para o Brasil.
  • 1749 – Morte de Manuel de Azevedo Fortes, engenheiro-mor do Reino, e matemático .
  • 1760 – Thomas Clarkson,was born. Anti-slavery campaigner .
  • 1776- Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
  • 1791 – Um alvará anunciou a abertura de diversas estradas no reino português, incluindo a que ligaria Lisboa ao Porto.
  • 1793 – Henry Rowe Schoolcraft was born (d. 10 Dec 1864). American explorer and ethnologist noted for his discovery of the source of the Mississippi River (1832) in a lake in northern Minnesota which he named Lake Itasca, from the Latin words caput (head) and veritas (true).
  • 1794 – Marquis de Condorcet dies. Mathematician, pilosopher, and political scientist (b. 1743).
  • 1797 – Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patented a device we commonly call the washing machine.
  • 1798 – António de Araújo de Azevedo, diplomata português preso pelas autoridades da República francesa, é expulso de França.
  • 1810 – Nascia o escritor Alexandre Herculano. Historiador, poeta e romancista, preocupou-se sempre com a reconstituição histórica. Foi também um dos grandes nomes do Romantismo português.
  • 1819 – Sir Joseph Bazalgette, was born (d. 15 Mar 1891). British civil engineer British civil engineer who designed the main drainage system for London.
  • 1828 – William Thornton dies (b. 20 May 1759).British-born American architect, inventor, and public official, best known as the creator of the original design for the Capitol at Washington, D.C.
  • 1837 – Willy Kühne was born (d. 10 June 1900). German physiologist known for his researches on vision and the chemical changes occurring in the retina under the influence of light.
  • 1849 – Stephan Endlicher dies (b. 24 Jun 1804). Austrian botanist who formulated a major system of plant classification.
  • 1854 – Crimean War: United Kingdom and France declare war on Russia.
  • 1860 – First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka broke out.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: Battle of Glorieta Pass – In New Mexico, Union forces succeed in stopping the Confederate invasion of New Mexico territory. The battle began on March 26.
  • 1862 – Aristide Briand,was born (d. 1932). Politician, winner of the Nobel Prize in peace 1926.
  • 1866 – The first hospital ambulance went into service.
  • 1868 – Maxim Gorky,was born author (d. 1936) .
  • 1868 – James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan,dies British military leader (b. 1797)
  • 1870 – George Henry Thomas, dies (b.1816). American general.
  • 1874 – Peter Andreas Hansen dies (b. 8 Dec 1795). Danish astronomer whose most important work was the improvement of the theories and tables of the orbits of the principal bodies in the solar system .
  • 1878- Willem Mengelberg,was born (d. 1951). Dutch conductor.
  • 1881 – Modest Mussorgsky,dies Russian composer (b. 1839).
  • 1885 – The Salvation Army was officially organized in the U.S.
  • 1887 – Nace en Lérida (España) el pintor de tipos populares, de aire primitivista, Miguel Antonio Viladrich. (m. 5 Jul de 1956 en Buenos Aires).
  • 1890 – Paul Whiteman,was born (d.29 Dec 1967). Bandleader (Washboard Blues, Ol’ Man River, Felix the Cat, Heartache, Ain’t Misbehavin’).
  • 1892 – Corneille Heymans was born (d. 18 Jul 1968). Belgian physiologist who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1938 for his discovery of the regulatory effect on respiration of sensory organs associated with the carotid artery in the neck and with the aortic arch leading from the heart.
  • 1895 – Spencer W. Kimball,was born (d.1985). President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • 1897 – Victor Mills was born (d. 1 Nov 1997). American chemical engineer who invented Pampers disposable diapers.
  • 1897 – Sepp Herberger, was born. football coach (d. 1977) .
  • 1899 – Harold B. Lee,was born (d. 1973). President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1973).
  • 1899 – Gussie Busch was born. Brewer.
  • 1899 – Guglielmo Marconi first sent a wireless telegraph message between England and Europe.
  • 1902 – Dame Flora Robson, was born. Actress (d. 1984).
  • 1903 – Jean-Maurice-Émile Baudot dies (b. 11 Sep 1845). French engineer who, in 1874, received a patent on a telegraph code that by the mid-20th century had supplanted Morse Code as the most commonly used telegraphic alphabet.
  • 1903 – Rudolf Serkin,was born. Austrian pianist (d. 1991) .
  • 1904 – Werner Bahlsen, was born. Biscuit producer (d. 1985) .
  • 1905 – Marlin Perkins, was born. Naturalist, television host (d. 1986).
  • 1905 – The radio fax was patented in the U.S. by Cornelius Ehret of Rosemont, Pennsylvania. His device was called “a system for transmitting intelligence.” However, faxing did not become a practical mode of communication until the 1920s, and high-speed faxes were not available until the 1940s.
  • 1910 – Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.
  • 1910 – The first seaplane took off from Martigues near Marseilles, France, designed by Frenchman Henri Fabre.
  • 1914 – Edmund Muskie, was born. United States politician (d. 1996)
  • 1917 – Durante a I Guerra Mundial é fundado o Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps .
  • 1920 – Actors Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Mary Pickford marry.
  • 1921 – Dirk Bogarde,was born (d. 08 May 1999). English actor ( Death in Venice, The Vision, A Bridge Too Far,…).
  • 1922 – Microfilm – Bradley A. Fiske of Washington, D.C., patented a microfilm reading device.
  • 1924 – Freddie Bartholomew, was born (d.1992). Actor.
  • 1925 – Wilhelm Körner dies (b. 20 Apr 1839). German organic chemist who in 1874 showed how to determine the relative positions of two substituents, such as methyl, on the benzene ring.
  • 1928 – Alexandre Grothendieck was born. German-French mathematician who was awarded the Fields Medal in 1966 for his work in algebraic geometry.
  • 1929 – Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador .
  • 1930 – Jerome Isaac Friedman was born. American physicist who, together with Richard E. Taylor and Henry W. Kendall, received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1990 for their joint experimental confirmation of the fundamental particles known as quarks.
  • 1930 – Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.
  • 1932 – Fundação do Real Zaragoza Club de Fútbol .
  • 1935 – Rocketry – Goddard used gyroscopes to control a rocket.
  • 1936 – Mario Vargas Llosa,was born. Peruvian author and politician.
  • 1939 – Spanish Civil War: Generalissimo Francisco Franco conquers Madrid, ending the war.
  • 1941 – World War II: Battle of Cape Matapan – In the Mediterranean Sea, British Admiral Andrew Browne Cunningham leads the Royal Navy in the destruction of three major Italian battleships and two destroyers.
  • 1941 – Jim Turner,was born American football player.
  • 1941 – Virginia Woolf, dies (suicide) (b.1882). English writer.
  • 1942 – Neil Kinnock, was born. British statesman .
  • 1942 – World War II: In occupied France, British naval forces raid the German-occupied port of St. Nazaire.
  • 1943 – Sergei Rachmaninoff, dies composer and pianist (b. 1873) .
  • 1944 – Rick Barry,was born basketball player .
  • 1945 – Caíram sobre a Inglaterra os últimos rockets V-2 alemães.
  • 1946 – Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
  • 1947 – The last episode of the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century airs on radio.
  • 1948 – Dianne Weist,was born. Actress.(Academy Award-winning actress: Hannah and Her Sisters [1986]; Bullets over Broadway, Radio Days, Edward Scissorhands, Little Man Tate, Footloose).
  • 1949 – Josephine Chaplin was born in Santa Monica, California, USA. Actress.
  • 1951 – Karen Kain, was born Canadian ballerina .
  • 1953 – Nydia Velázquez was born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Politician.
  • 1953 – Jim Thorpe, dies (b. 1887). Athlete.
  • 1955 – Reba McEntire,was born country music singer, actress.
  • 1956 – Nascimento em São Paulo – SP, Brasil, de Zizi Possi (Maria Izildinha Possi), cantora da MPB.
  • 1958 – W.C. Handy dies (b. 1873) Blues composer.
  • 1962 – Jure Franko, was born. Slovenian alpine skier.
  • 1964 – The first pirate radio station, Radio Caroline, is established.
  • 1965 – Thousands join Dr King in Alabama rally Martin Luther King leads protests to the steps of the state capital of Montgomery in Alabama.
  • 1968 – Iris Chang,was born. Author (d. 2004).
  • 1970 – Vince Vaughn, was born. Actor.
  • 1970 – Joe Cocker played his first American concert. He entertained fans at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East in New York City.
  • 1974 – Mark King, was born English snooker player.
  • 1977 – Portugal pede formalmente a sua integração na Comunidade Económica Europeia (CEE).
  • 1977 – 49th Academy Awards – “Rocky,” Peter Finch and Faye Dunaway win .
  • 1977 – Devon, was born. Pornographic film actress .
  • 1978 – US Supreme Court hands down 5-3 decision in Stump v. Sparkman, 435 U.S. 349, a controversial case involving involuntary sterilization and judicial immunity.
  • 1979 – Early election as Callaghan defeated Prime Minister James Callaghan loses a parliamentary vote of confidence by a minority of one – forcing him to call an early general election.
  • 1979 – In Pennsylvania, a pump in the reactor cooling system fails at Three Mile Island, resulting in the evaporation of some contaminated water causing a nuclear meltdown.
  • 1979 – Emmett Kelly, dies (b. 1898). Clown .
  • 1981 – Julia Stiles, was born. Actress.
  • 1982 – William Francis Giauque dies (b.12 May 1895). Canadian-born American physical chemist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1949 for his studies of the properties of matter at temperatures close to absolute zero.
  • 1985 – Morre o pintor Marc Chagall, em St. Paul de Vence, França (n. 7 Jul 1887).
  • 1985 – Fallece en Buenos Aires el poeta, ensayista, pintor, ceramista y traductor Lysandro Z.D. Galtier ( “Luz de pampa” , “Penumbra lúcida” y ensayo “Carlos de Soussens y la bohemia porteña”). Nació en 6 Out 1901.
  • 1987 – Maria von Trapp, dies. Singer.
  • 1990 – President George H. W. Bush presents Jesse Owens with the Congressional Gold Medal.
  • 1994 – Silvio Berlusconi foi eleito primeiro-ministro italiano .
  • 1994- In South Africa, Zulus and African National Congress supporters battle in central Johannesburg resulting in eighteen deaths.
  • 1993 – Muere en Buenos Aires el pintor vanguardista Alfredo Hlito (n. 1923).
  • 1993 – 13th Golden Raspberry Awards: Shining Through wins .
  • 1994 – Eugène Ionesco, dies (b.1912) . Playwright.
  • 1994 – Violence between Zulus and African National Congress supporters took the lives of 18 in Johannesburg.
  • 1995 – World’s largest bank-Japan’s Mitsubishi Bank and Bank of Tokyo merge .
  • 1996 – Angelina Jolie gets married with Jonny Lee Miller.
  • 1999 – Paraguay’s President Raúl Cubas Grau resigned after protests inspired by the assassination of Vice-President Luis María Argaña on March 23. The nation’s Congress had accused Cubas and his political associate, Gen. Lino César Oviedo, for Cubas’ murder. Senate President Luis González Macchi took office as Paraguay’s new chief executive.
  • 2000 – Anthony Powell, dies (b.1905) . British novelist.
  • 2002 – The exhibit “The Italians: Three Centuries of Italian Art” opens at the National Gallery of Australia.
  • 2004 – Peter Ustinov dies in Genolier, Vaud, Switzerland (b. 16 Apr 1921). English actor.