Não sou nada.
Nunca serei nada.
Não posso querer ser nada.
À parte isso, tenho em mim todos os sonhos do mundo.
I am nothing.
I will never be anything.
I cannot wish to be anything.
Bar that, I have in me all the dreams of the world.
Pessoa is one of my favorites poets in the whole world.He was such an prolific writer,he created many heteronyms(An imaginary character to write in different styles).His writings touch me in ways that I can't really express.He says the things that I want to say and don't know how to...Sometimes he leaves me depressed as hell,other times I'm flying aboves the clouds of heaven.
The poet is a faker
Who’s so good at his act
He even fakes the pain
Of pain he feels in fact.
And those who read his words
Will feel in his writing
Neither of the pains he has
But just the one they’re missing.
And so around its track
This thing called the heart winds,
A little clockwork train
To entertain our minds.
I'm a native Portuguese speaker,and I can read very well in English and Spanish(although I'm very poor at speaking).So I've been reading the best poets from Brasil and Portugal since I was very young.And then I've found Lorca,Neruda,Poe and Shakespeare.
I think sometimes the hidden meanings and the musicality of the poem is lost when you 're not a native speaker and you can't simply translate that to your own language.But the beauty always remains.
(Blah,I'm a lazy sloth,it's been too long without writing.What an awful thing XD)