domingo, 8 de março de 2009

Poema do domingo


A Ballade of Suicide

The gallows in my garden, people say,
Is new and neat and adequately tall;
I tie the noose on in a knowing way
As one that knots his necktie for a ball;
But just as all the neighbours on the wall
Are drawing a long breath to shout "Hurray!"
The strangest whim has seized me. . . After all
I think I will not hang myself to-day.

To-morrow is the time I get my pay
My uncle's sword is hanging in the hall
I see a little cloud all pink and grey
Perhaps the rector's mother will NOT call
I fancy that I heard from Mr. Gall
That mushrooms could be cooked another way
I never read the works of Juvenal
I think I will not hang myself to-day.

The world will have another washing-day;
The decadents decay; the pedants pall;
And H.G. Wells has found that children play,
And Bernard Shaw discovered that they squall;
Rationalists are growing rational
And through thick woods one finds a stream astray,
So secret that the very sky seems small
I think I will not hang myself to-day.

ENVOI
Prince, I can hear the trumpet of Germinal,
The tumbrils toiling up the terrible way;
Even to-day your royal head may fall
I think I will not hang myself to-day.


G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

13 comentários:

Pax disse...

Vejam só como são as coisas da vida.

Hoje é dia da mulher.

Mr X coloca um poema do Chesterton.

Tá. Ok. Não digo mais nada.

Direitobas.

:-)

RW in Miami disse...

Mas o poema e' legal, ne' nao ?

Mr X disse...

Ah é. Tinha esquecido. Deveria ser uma poetisa, tem razão. Faço um post depois.

confetti* disse...

"I fancy that I heard from Mr. Gall
That mushrooms could be cooked another way
I never read the works of Juvenal
I think I will not hang myself to-day."


adorei!!btw adorei o poema
todo!

confetti* disse...

tudo bom mon chose ?
vai responder quando aquele
mel que mandei
mes passado?:)

salut dabliu,beijos

confetti* disse...

tenho comentado la no pd...sinto
falta de
voces...apareçam,please...

Mr X disse...

Oi Conf!

Ah mandou e-meil é? Ué... Este e-mail é meio estranho, às vezes recebo, às vezes não, grr.

No PD não vou há tempos, achei que perdia tempo demais e resolvi me desintoxicar.

Bj!

Chesterton disse...

Eu magoei com o Claudio....

confetti* disse...

chest magoado ?? quem é esse claudio ? :)

chesterton disse...

http://c-avolio.com/2009/03/estudos-comprovam.html

confetti* disse...

chose, vai curtir o l.a. brazilian films festival ?

March 12 - 15
at The Landmark, Westside Pavilion
10850 West Pico at Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA (90064)
Enter on Westwood Blvd. or Pico Blvd.
Tickets: (310) 961-4986
• Showtimes & Information: (310) 465-6529




OPENING NIGHT GALA
“A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT TO FLY”
(Bela Noite Para Voar)
Directed by: Zelito Viana


vai e me conta ! :-))

Anônimo disse...

Do you have copy writer for so good articles? If so please give me contacts, because this really rocks! :)

Anônimo disse...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now. Keep it up!
And according to this article, I totally agree with your opinion, but only this time! :)