Musical Mondays: Ser Poeta by Luís Represas

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This week I’m bringing you yet another portuguese music, because why not?! This song is just amazingly gorgeous. It’s by Luis Represas and the lyrics are a poem by Florbela Espanca.

Ser Poeta é ser mais alto, é ser maior
Do que os homens! Morder como quem beija!
É ser mendigo e dar como quem seja
Rei do Reino de Aquém e de Além Dor!

É ter de mil desejos o esplendor
E não saber sequer que se deseja!
É ter cá dentro um astro que flameja,
É ter garras e asas de condor!

É ter fome, é ter sede de Infinito!
Por elmo, as manhãs de oiro e de cetim…
É condensar o mundo num só grito!  

E é amar-te, assim, perdidamente…
É seres alma e sangue e vida em mim
E dizê-lo cantando a toda gente!

And the translation:

To be a poet it’s to be taller, it’s to be greater
Than men! Biting as the one who kisses!
It’s to be a beggar and give as if you were
King of the Kingdom of Pain and Beyond the Pain!
  
It’s to have the splendor out of a thousand wishes
And do not even know what you wish!
It’s to have here inside a flashing star,
It’s to have claws and wings of a condor!
  
It’s to be hungry, it’s to have thirst of Infinite!
With helmet, mornings of gold and satin…
It’s to condense the world into a single cry!
  
And it’s love you so madly…
And it’s you being soul, and blood and life in me…
And saying it singing to everybody!
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