Monday, June 6, 2011

Fernando Pessoa — Trans. by Ken Bullock



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**(published as a New Year’s Greeting from Moe’s Books, Berkeley, CA, 1999)

Fernando António Nogueira de Seabra Pessoa, known mainly as Fernando Pessoa (Portuguese pronunciation: [fɨɾˈnɐ̃du pɨˈsoɐ]; June 13, 1888 in Lisbon, Portugal — November 30, 1935, Lisbon), was a Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic and translator, one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century.

Ken Bullock is a translator and theater critic in Berkeley, CA.

1 comment:

  1. --a prose retranslation;

    Sky, quiet lueness of light. Waves gently break, lit up downshore--fingers playing

    No tune on that piano, nameless shore. Constant pounding, day's meaning.

    What if that pleasure were enough? So reassuring; Sea, sky, waves conrtain all of life, being ...

    (tr. ken Bullock, 2012)